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(Placename) the ancient name for the Menderes2


(ˌmɛn dɛˈrɛs)

1. Ancient, Maeander , Meander.a river in W Asia Minor, flowing into the Aegean. 240 mi. (385 km) long.
2. Ancient, Scamander .a river in NW Asia Minor, flowing into the Dardanelles. 60 mi. (97 km) long.
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65) This fiery aspect relates the aegis thematically to its creator, Hephaistos, who is associated in the Iliad with sacred fire, (66) technological fire, (67) and with the destructive ('god-kindled fire') that he turns on the river Skamandros.
looks at how Skamandros is described in the final clash between Hektor and Achilleus in Iliad 22.
The two rivers at Conde's feet could represent either those of the Trojan plain--the Skamandros and Simoeis--or the more familiar rivers of Dijon, the Suzon and the Ouche.