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ENI´PEUS

ENI´PEUS a river of the Macedonian Pieria,which is described by Livy (44.8) as descending from a valley of Olympus, and as enclosed between high and precipitous banks, containing little water in summer, but full of quicksands and whirlpools in wintry weather. In B.C. 169, Perseus placed his, army at a distance of 5 M. P. from Dium, behind the Enipeus, and occupied the line of the river. The description of the historian, and its distance from Dium, correspond to the river of Litokhóro, which has its origin in the highest parts of the woody steeps of Olympus, and flows in a wide bed between precipitous banks, which gradually diminish in height to the sea. (Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iii. pp. 406, 420.)

[E.B.J]

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    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 44, 8
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