(Amm. Marc. 27.4.8
; comp. Gel. 15.20
; Plut. Lycurg
. 36; Vitr. 8.3
; Plin. Nat. 31.19
; Itin. Hierosol.), the remarkable monument erected to Euripides in Macedonia, at the narrow gorge of Aulon or Arethusa (Besíkia
or Rumilí Bóghazi
), where the mountains close upon the road.
The ancients (Vitruvius, l.c.;
) placed it at the confluence of two streams, of which the water of one was poisonous, the other so sweet and health-giving that travellers were wont to halt and take their meals by its currents.
In the Jerusalem Itinerary, a document as late as the 13th century, it occurs as a station between Pennana and Apollonia. (Comp. Clarke's Travels,
vol. viii. pp. 9--13.)