(ὁ Σαρματικὸς ὠκεανός
, Ptol. 7.5
. § § 2, 6), a sea in the N. of Europe, washing the coast of Sarmatia, and which must thus have been the Baltic
But sometimes the Black Sea
is designated by the poets under this name, as by Ovid (ex Pent.
4.10. 38) and by Valerius Flaccus (Sarmaticus Pontus, 8.207.)