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Headword: *bouka/ras
Adler number: beta,421
Translated headword: Boukaras, Bucaras
Vetting Status: high
A river [of that name]. Polybius [writes]: "at the outlet of the Boukaras river into the sea."[1]
Greek Original:
*bouka/ras: potamo/s. *polu/bios: kata\ th\n ei)s qa/lassan e)kbolh\n tou= *bouka/ra potamou=.
[1] An approximation of Polybius 1.75.8-9; quoted from tau 305. This river, at the isthmus connecting Carthage to the rest of Libya, is better known as the Bagradas (or Macaras, Barrington Atlas map 32 grid E3); it is not otherwise attested as Boukaras/Bucaras.
F.W. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius, i (Oxford 1957) 140-1.
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography
Translated by: Jennifer Benedict on 5 June 2002@11:23:19.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added bibliography) on 6 June 2002@03:47:12.
David Whitehead (cosmetics) on 12 June 2011@09:59:35.
David Whitehead (tweaking) on 7 October 2014@13:05:05.
Ronald Allen (added map reference to n.1) on 3 August 2018@02:03:53.


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