MELPES a small river of Lucania, flowing into the Tyrrhenian sea, near the promontory of Palinurus [p. 2.324]（Plin. Nat. 3.5. s. 10).
It is now called the Molpa. [E.H.B]
Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, illustrated by numerous engravings on wood. William Smith, LLD. London. Walton and Maberly, Upper Gower Street and Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row; John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1854.