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Headword: *miro/s
Adler number: mu,1109
Translated headword: Miros, Meiros, Myros
Vetting Status: high
A river of Phrygia.
Greek Original:
*miro/s: potamo\s *frugi/as.
Such a river is not otherwise attested (J. Tischler, Kleinasiatische Hydronomie, 1977). It should be in the vicinity of the Phrygian town Meiros (Zgusta, p.386; Myros in Etymologicum Magnum 475.27; Barrington Atlas map 62 grid D3), unless the Suda has mistaken the town for a river. Meiros is east of Kotyaion/Cotyaeum (kappa 2163), across the river Tembrios (so Orphica 2.175; also Tembris, or perhaps Thymbris, used of better known rivers -- the Tiber and a tributary of the Scamander in the Trojan plain). It might thus be close to an unnamed tributary either of the Tembrios or of the Parthenios (Seyit Su), tributary of the Sangarios (sigma 14). The area has been well explored by Emilie Haspels, but none of the sites explored by her corresponds well to our other information. Perhaps the site near Findik, close to the Porzuk, with many altars, or even the great 'Midas City' (so named by W. Ramsay for its great Midas Monument, see mu 1035), but this seems too far south-east.
C.H.E. Haspels, The Highlands of Phrygia: Sites and Monuments, Princeton 1971
L. Zgusta, Kleinasiatische Ortsnamen, Heidelberg 1984
Keywords: definition; geography
Translated by: Robert Dyer on 29 May 2000@04:30:39.
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