Reference Entry

Caspian Sea

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

Fourth edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199545568
Published online December 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191735257
Caspian Sea

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(Κασπία θάλασσα, also called ‘Hyrcanian’ from Hyrcania, mod. Gurgan, the area at its SE corner). This large and brackish inland water was correctly described by Herodotus (1. 202) as a lake. In spite of partial exploration by Greeks, all subsequent writers thought that the ...

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Subjects: Classical Studies

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