), 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.