Melas in Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898)

(Μέλας). The name of several rivers, whose waters were a dark colour. 1. A small river in Boeotia, flowing between Orchomenus and Aspledon. 2. A river of Thessaly, in the district Malis, falling into the Malic Gulf. 3. A river of Thessaly in Phthiotis, falling into the Apidanus. 4. A river of Thrace, falling into the Melas Sinus. 5. A river in the northeast of Sicily, flowing into the sea between Mylae and Naulochus, through excellent meadows, in which the oxen of the Sun are said to have fed. 6. A river in Asia Minor, the boundary between Pamphylia and Cilicia.

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