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BAPHYRAS or BA´PHYRUS (Βαφύρας), a small river of Macedonia, flowing by Dium through marshes into the sea. It was celebrated for the excellence of its τευθίδες, or cuttle-fish. (Liv. 44.6; Athen. 7.326d.; Lycophr. 274.) Pausanias (9.30.8) relates that this was the same river as the Helicon, which, after flowing 75 stadia above ground, has then a subterraneous course of 22 stadia, and on its reappearance is navigable under the name of Baphyras. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iii. p. 411.) [p. 1.377]

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    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9.30.8
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 44, 6
    • Athenaeus, of Naucratis, Deipnosophistae, 7
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