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Silarus
(85 words)

[German version]

(Siler). River in the border region between Campania and Lucania (Siler: Luc. 2,426; Silerus: Mela 2,69; Sílaris: Str. 5,4,13; 6,1,4), modern Sele. At its mouth, there are remains of an archaic sanctuary to Hera Argiva (eight-columned pseudodipteros with 17 columns on the side wall; cf. Str. 6,1,1; Plin. HN 3,70; Solin. 2,12; Plut. Pompeius 34,3). There was a species of horse-fly by the S. that was harmful to herds of cattle (Verg. G. 3,146).

Bibliography

F. Cordano, Antiche fondazioni Greche, 1986, 119 f.

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Bove, Annalisa (Pisa), “Silarus”, 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 28 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1112650>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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