Macestus, Mecestus
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[German version]

(Μέγιστος; Mégistos). Aside from the Rhyndacus and the Tarsius, the largest river in northern Mysia (cf. Str. 12,8,11; Plin. HN 5,142; Pol. 5,77,8), modern Simav Çayı that like the Tarsius flows into the Rhyndacus north of Miletupolis. Attalus [4] I was encamped on the M., north of the Pelecas Mountains with the Galatian Aegosages on his campaign against Achaeus [5], when he experienced a lunar eclipse on 1 January 218 BC. A relief of Apollo Mekastenos is probably also reminiscent of this river [1].

Bibliography

1 F. W. Hasluck, Unpublished …

Cite this page
Schwertheim, Elmar (Münster), “Macestus, Mecestus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Consulted online on 01 October 2016 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e719140>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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