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CRATAEIS (Κραταιΐς), a small river of Bruttium, flowing near the Scyllaean promontory. It derived its name from a nymph Crataeis, who, according to Homer, was the mother of Scylla. (Hom. Od. 12.124; Ovid, Ov. Met. 13.749.) The river, which is mentioned only by Pliny (3.5. s. 10), and Solinus (2.22), was probably a small stream which falls into the sea about 3 miles E. of Scilla, and is called the Fiume di Solano, from a village of that name, or Fiume dei Pesci. (Romanelli, vol. i. p. 74.)


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    • Homer, Odyssey, 12.124
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 13.749
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 3.5
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