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Thence, next, one comes to the outlet of the Halys River. It was named from the "halae,"1 past which it flows. It has its sources in Greater Cappadocia in Camisene near the Pontic country;2 and, flowing in great volume towards the west, and then turning towards the north through Galatia and Paphlagonia, it forms the boundary between these two countries and the country of the White Syrians.3 Both Sinopitis and all the mountainous country extending as far as Bithynia and lying above the aforesaid seaboard have shipbuilding timber that is excellent and easy to transport. Sinopitis produces also the maple and the mountain-nut, the trees from which they cut the wood used for tables. And the whole of the tilled country situated a little above the sea is planted with olive trees.

1 "salt-works."

2 i.e., "Pontus" (see 12. 1. 4).

3 i.e., Cappadocians (see 12. 3. 9).

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