Scamander

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Scamander

(skəmăn`dər), ancient name of the Küçük Menderes River, c.60 mi (95 km) long, NW Turkey. It flows W and NW from the Kaz Daği through the TroasTroas
or the Troad
, region about ancient Troy, on the northwest coast of Asia Minor, in present NW Turkey. Traversed by Mt. Ida (Kaz Daği) and strategically located on the Hellespont (Dardanelles), it was involved in various struggles to control the straits.
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 into the Mediterranean Sea. It is frequently mentioned in the Iliad.
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slung him into the river to drift, and spoke winged words of vaunting derision over him: "Lie there now among the fish, who will lick the blood away from your wound, and care nothing for you, nor will your mother lay you on the death-bed and mourne over you, but Skamandros will carry you spinning down to the wide bend of the salt water.
Nature itself, in the form of the river Skamandros, revolts against the gruesome extremity of Achilleus's vengeance that chokes Skamandros's water with corpses.