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Minius (river)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: E.W. Haley
Contributors: R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Dec 09, 2018 08:22 PM History
Minius fl. (modern Minho River) is a river of Galicia in the Iberian peninsula. Its ancient name likely derives from minius, the Latin term for cinnabar, and thus its name is, essentially, 'red river'.

Base map by Ryan M. Horne for Pleiades and the Ancient World Mapping Center (ancient terrain after the Barrington Atlas). Map interaction design and implementation by Sean Gillies, David Glick, Alec Mitchell, and Tom Elliott for Pleiades.

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  • Minius (Latin, 30 BC - AD 640)

river, drainage

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 24 C2 Minius fl.

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Minho/Miño POR/SPN

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E.W. Haley, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Minius (river): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <> [accessed: 06 July 2020]

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