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Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities
The chief river of Macedonia, rising in Mount Scardus and flowing southeast into the Thermaicus Sinus.
- Perseus: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898)
Greek & Roman Geography (ed. William Smith)
Axius: (Axios, Axios), the principal river of Macedonia, and the eastern
boundary of the kingdom before the reign of Philip, rises in Mt. Scardus between
Dardania and Dalmatia, a little NW. of Scupi. It flows in a south-easterly direction
through Macedonia, and, after receiving the Erigon and Astycus and passing by
Pella, falls into the Thermaic gulf. The Lydias also now flows into the Axius,
but in the time of Herodotus (vii. 127) the former river joined the Haliacmon.
The Axius has frequently changed its course. In earlier times it flowed into the
sea between Chalastra and Thessalonica. (Strab. vii. p. 330.) In the middle ages
it was called Bardarium (Bardarion, Anna Comn. i. p. 18, Pans.), whence its modern
name of Vardhari. The principal bridge across the Axius was near Pella (Liv. xliv.
43); this bridge is probably identical with the Mutatio Gephyra in the Itin. Hierosol.
(p. 605, Wess.). The Axius is a deep and rapid river in winter, and is nearly
two miles in breadth before reaching the sea; but it can be crossed by several
fords both in the lower and upper parts of its course. (Clark, Travels, vol. iii.
p. 334; Leake, Northern Greece, vol. iii. pp. 258, 289, 437, 469; Tafel, Thessalonica,
pp. 69, seq. 287, seq.)
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- Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography (1854) (ed. William Smith, LLD)
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