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Xanthus, i, m., = Ξάνθος, the name of several rivers.

I. A river of Troas, confounded by many with the Scamander, Plin. 5, 30, 33, 124; 2, 103, 106, 230; Verg. A. 1, 473; 5, 634 al.; Ov. M. 2, 245; 9, 646; Vitr. 8, 3 med.

II. A river in Lycia, near a town of the same name, now Essenide, Mel. 1, 15, 3; Verg. A. 4, 143; id. Cul. 14; Hor. C. 4, 6, 26; Plin. 5, 27, 28, 100; 6, 34, 39, 214.—

III. A small stream in Epirus, Verg. A. 3, 350.