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Headword: Χάλος
Adler number: chi,59
Translated headword: Chalos, Chalus
Vetting Status: high
A river, one plethron [= 100 feet] wide, full of large, tame fish.
Greek Original:
Χάλος: ποταμός, οὗ τὸ εὖρος πλέθρου, πλήρης ἰχθύων μεγάλων καὶ πραέων.
Abbreviated from Xenophon, Anabasis 1.4.9 (web address 1), which adds that these fish were regarded as divine and were accordingly protected.
The river 'Chalos' itself (again under phi 113) has been tentatively identified with the Belus; it flows near Beroia in Syria (Barrington Atlas map 67 grid E4).
Associated internet address:
Web address 1
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography; religion; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 14 November 2001@06:47:23.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (added link) on 6 September 2002@01:31:41.
David Whitehead (added keyword) on 6 September 2002@03:20:08.
David Whitehead on 7 August 2011@08:01:17.
David Whitehead (augmented notes; another keyword) on 26 October 2014@06:42:08.


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