), a very small river on the coast of Bithynia, the length of which amounts only to a few miles; it flows into the Euxine, near the entrance of the Bosporus, north-east of Chalcedon, and still bears the name of Riva.
(Scvlax, p. 34; Dionys. Per. 794; Ptol. 5.1.5
; Arrian, Peripl. P. E.
p. 13; Marcian, p. 69; Plin. Nat. 6.1
; Steph. B. sub voce
This little river, which is otherwise of no importance, owes its celebrity to the story of the Argonauts. (Orph. Arg.
711; Apollon. 2.650
It also bore the names of Rhesaeus and Rhesus (Plin. l.c.; Solin. 43
), the last of which seems to have arisen from a confusion with the Rhesus mentioned by Homer.