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PE´LECAS (Πελεκᾶς), a mountain in Mysia, which lay between the Apian plain and the river Megistus. (Plb. 5.77.) It is probably the continuation of Mt. Temnus, separating the valley of the Aesepus from that of the Megistus. It has been remarked by Forbiger that there is a striking similarity between this name and that of the woody mountain Πλάκος mentioned by Homer, at whose foot Thebe is said to have stood, but the position of which was subsequently unknown. (Hom. Il. 6.397, 7.396. 425, 22.479; Strab. xiii. p.614.)

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