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PAESUS (Παισός), an ancient town on the coast of Troas, at the entrance of the Propontis, between Lampsacus and Parium. (Hom. Il. 2.828, 5.612; Herod, 5.117.) At one period it received colonists from Miletus.; but in Strabo's time (xiii. p. 589) the town was destroyed, and its inhabitants had transferred themselves to Lampsacus, which was likewise a Milesian colony. The town derived its name from the small river Paesus, on which it was situated, and now bears the name Beiram-Dere.


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