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GLAUCUS (Γλαῦκος). There are no less than four rivers of this name in Asia Minor: 1. A tributary of the Phasis in Colchis, now called Tchorocsou. (Strab. xi. p.498; Plin. Nat. 6.4.) 2. One of the two small rivers by the union of which the Apsorrhus or Acampsis, in Pontus, is formed. (Ptol. 5.6.7.) 3. A tributary of the Maeander in Phrygia, not far from Eumeneia. (Plin. Nat. 5.29.) There are coins with the name of this river. (Leake, Asia Minor, p. 157.) 4. A river in Lycia, on the frontier of Caria, which empties itself into the bay of Telmissus, whence that bay is sometimes called Sinus Glaucus. (Plin. Nat. 6.29; Quint. Smyrn. Posthom. 4.6, foil.; Strab. xiv. p.651.) The modern name of the bay is Makri. Steph. B. sub voce mentions a δῆμος Γλαύκου, which was probably a place on the banks of the river.


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    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 5.29
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 6.29
    • Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia, 6.4
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