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CORAX (Κόραξ, Ptol. 5.9. § § 7, 10, 31, 5.10.1), a small river placed by Ptolemy in Sarmatia Asiatica, and which, rising in the Coraxici Montes,--a western portion of the chain of the Caucasus,--flowed SW. into the Euxine Sea. It was the northern limit of Colchis. It is probable that the Chariens of Arrian (Peripl. p. 10), the Charien of Pliny (6.3. 4), the Charis of Strabo (xi. p.499), and the Charistos of Ptolemy (5.10.2), are one and the same river with it. Its present name is Sukum.


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 6.3
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