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ERIZA

ERIZA (τά Ἔρισα: Eth. Ἐρισηνός). The Roman general Cn. Manlius, after reaching the river Chaus [CHAUS], came to Eriza, a city which he took by assault. Livy (38.14) does not say what was the time of the march from the Chaus to Eriza; but his narrative shows that Eriza was between the Chaus and the Indus. The Erizeli of Ptolemy (5.2), it is supposed by some critics, are the Erizeni, and that the name should be written so; but Ptolemy's Erizeli are in a different place. Pliny (10.43) speaks of a “regio Erizena” in Asia, by which he means the province of Asia. The ethnic name Erizeni appears on a rare medal, which also contains the name KAOC--the river Chaus. We need not infer from this that Eriza was on the Chaus, because there are many instances of towns being thus designated, though they were several miles distant from the river. Eriza became a town of episcopal rank.

[G.L]

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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 10.43
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 38, 14
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