I have spoken before of the Leleges, and I shall now add that the poet speaks of a Pedasus, a city of theirs which was subject to Altes;
the spot exists but there is no city. Some read, but incorrectly, ‘below Satnioeis,’ as if the city lay at the foot of a mountain called Satnioeis; yet there is no mountain there called Satnioeis, but a river, on which the city is placed. The city is at present deserted. The poet mentions the river; “‘Ajax pierced with his spear Satnius, the son of Œnops, whom the beautiful nymph Naïs bore to Œnops, when he tended herds on the banks of the Satnioeis.’2” And in another place; “‘Œnops dwelt on the banks of the smooth-flowing Satnioeis In lofty Pedasus.’3” Later writers called it Satioeis, and some writers Saphnioeis. It is a great winter torrent, which the poet, by mentioning it, made remarkable. These places are continuous with the districts Dardania and Scepsia, and are as it were another Dardania, but lower than the former.
“ Altes, king of the war-loving Leleges governs”
The lofty Pedasus on the river Satnioeis:1Il. xxi. 86.