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Selenes oros
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(Σελήνης ὄρος; Selḗnēs óros). "Mountains of the Moon, from which the lakes of the Nile receive melt water" (Ptol. 4,9,3) - according to the coordinate data in Ptol. l.c. probably modern Kilimanjaro (5895 m elevation) in northeastern Tanzania.

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Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart), “Selenes oros”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 03 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1107180>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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