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Hypios (river)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: C. Foss
Contributors: R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
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Last modified Mar 04, 2021 08:52 PM History
A river mentioned in ancient sources. Modern scholars identify it with the lower/larger (Büyük) course of the modern Melen Çay (Buyukmelen), which drains the marshy Efteni Golü (much diminished from its pre-modern extent). Ancient people seem to have extended the "Hypios" name past the lake and up one of its tributaries, but scholarly opinion is divided as to whether this was the modern Ugursuyu/Ogursu/Akarsu (Robert 1980, whence Foss in BAtlas) or the upper/smaller (Küçük) Melen Çayı (Strobel in New Pauly).

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river, drainage

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 86 A3 Hypios fl.

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Büyük Melen Su / Akarsu.

As Strobel (New Pauly) misidentifies the ancient Daphnutis lake as the Efteni Gölü, rather than the Ulubat Gölü, which is much further south and west, the Foss/Robert speculations about the identification of the upper course of the Hypios have been given certainty = "less certain" and the Strobel conjecture certainty = "uncertain".

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C. Foss, R. Talbert, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Hypios (river): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2021 <> [accessed: 10 December 2023]

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