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CACYPARIS (Κακύπαρις), a river on the E. coast of Sicily, mentioned only by Thucydides (7.79) during the retreat of the Athenians from Syracuse; from whom we learn that it was the first river they met with in proceeding along the coast road towards Helorus, and had a course of some length, so as to afford a passage up its valley into the interior. It is still called the Cassibili, a considerable stream, which rises near Palazzolo (the ancient Acrae), about 15 miles from the sea, and flows through a deep valley. It is distant, by the road from Syracuse to Noto, 9 miles from the bridge over the Anapus.


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