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BIS (Βίς, Isid. Char. p. 8), a small town placed by Isidorus in a district of Aria, called by him Anabon (Ἀνάβων). It seems, however, more likely that it is a place at the confluence of the Arkand-Ab and the Helmend, now called Bost. Isidorus (l.c.) speaks of a place called Β¨ύτ in this district, which is probably the same as he had previously called Βίς; and Pliny (6.23) says of the Erymanthus or Helsnend, “Erymanthus praefluens Parabesten Arachosiorum,” a mistake, doubtless, of his transcriber (i. e. Παρ᾽ Ἀβήστρην for Παρὰ Βήστην). This is rendered more likely by our finding in the Tab. Peuting. Bestia, and in Geo. Rav. (p. 39) Bestigia. (Wilson, Ariana, p. 158.)


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