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COPHEN or COPHES (Κωφήν,--ῆνος, Arrian. Ind. 1.4, Anab. 4.22, 5.1; Κώφης,--ου, Dionys. Per. 1140; Strab. xi. p.697; Plin. Nat. 6.17. s. 21, 20. s. 23; Mela, 3.7.6), a river in the western part of India, which flowed into the Indus. From the order in which the rivers of the Panjáb are mentioned, it seems likely that the Cophes is represented by the river of Kábul. (Lassen, z. Gesch. d. Kon. v. Baktrien, v. p. 129; Ritter, Erdkunde, vol. iii. p. 420, vol. v. p. 449.) Its principal tributaries are the Choaspes (Strab. p. 697; Curt. 8.10), the modern Attok, and the Choes (Χόης, Arrian, Arr. Anab. 4.23), the modern Kameh.


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 6.17
    • Arrian, Anabasis, 4.23
    • Curtius, Historiarum Alexandri Magni, 8.10
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