Macestus, Mecestus(140 words)

Schwertheim, Elmar (Münster)

[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1 F. W. Hasluck, Unpublished …

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Schwertheim, Elmar (Münster). "Macestus, Mecestus." Brill’s New Pauly. Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Brill Online, 2014. Reference. 23 November 2014 <http://brillonline.nl/entries/brill-s-new-pauly/macestus-mecestus-e719140>
First appeared online: 2006
First Print Edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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