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Al·phe·us

 (ăl-fē′əs)
A river of the Peloponnesus in southern Greece flowing about 115 km (70 mi) to the Ionian Sea.

Alpheus

(ælˈfiːəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a river god, lover of the nymph Arethusa. She changed into a spring to evade him, but he changed into a river and mingled with her
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But from its peg take down the Dorian lyre, if both Pisa's and Pherenikos' grace has subjected your mind to sweetest thoughts, when beside the Alpheos he sped, giving his body ungoaded in the race, and brought his master to the pinnacle .
14) The first of these is placed at the end of the first epode (31-40) and the beginning of the second strophe (41-80), in the grand company of Hieron's excellence, military successes and father Deinomenes, and of Nike, Ares and the river Alpheos.
And chestnut-maned Pherenikos, along the wide-eddying Alpheos, a colt as swift as a storm, was seen winning by golden-armed Dawn, and in divine Pytho too; and I touch the earth and proclaim: never yet has the dust from leading horses in a contest dirtied him as he sprinted to the finish; for with a rush like the North Wind, and looking after his steersman he speeds, preparing a newly-applauded victory for hospitable Hieron.