A note on the ancient idea of a Danube with two estuaries

Author: Habaj, Michal
Source document: Graeco-Latina Brunensia. 2018, vol. 23, iss. 2, pp. 67-73
  • ISSN
    1803-7402 (print)
    2336-4424 (online)
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Thanks to Theopompus and the story of Argonauts, the idea of a double Danube estuary spread throughout Greece in the 4th century BC. According to this idea, the river flowed into the Adriatic as well as the Black Seas. This paper adds several notes to this topic based on a contextual analysis of both Theopompus' report and one passage of a text by Pseudo-Aristotle. Based on these two texts, the paper highlights several factors that may have played a role in creating the idea of a Danube bifurcation.
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