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APSUS (Ἄψος), a considerable river of Illyria, rising in Mount Pindus and flowing into the sea between the rivers Genusus on the N. and the Aous on the S. It flows in a north-western direction till it is joined by the Eordaïcus (Devól), after which it takes a bend, and flows towards the coast in a southwestern direction through the great maritime plain of Illyria. Before its union with the Devól, the river is now called Uzúmi, and after its union Beratinós. The country near the mouth of the Apsus is frequently mentioned in the memorable campaign of Caesar and Pompey in Greece. Caesar was for some time encamped on the left bank of the river, and Pompey on the right bank. (Strab. p. 316; Liv. 31.27; Caes. B.C. 3.13, 19, 30; D. C. 41.47; Appian, App. BC 2.56, where the river is erroneously called Ἄλωρα; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. i. pp. 336, 342, vol. iv. pp. 113, 123.)

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    • Appian, Civil Wars, 2.8.56
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