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Maritsa

(märē`tsä), river, c.300 mi (480 km) long, rising in the Rila Mts., W Bulgaria, and flowing SE between the Balkans and Rhodope Mts., past Plovdiv, to Edirne, Turkey, where it turns south to enter the Aegean Sea near Enez. The Tundzha is its chief tributary. The Maritsa's lower course forms part of the Bulgarian-Greek border and the Greek-Turkish line. The upper Maritsa valley is a principal east-west route in Bulgaria. The unnavigable river is used for power production and irrigation. It is known as the Évros by the Greeks and the Meriç by the Turks.

Maritsa

 

a river in the Balkan Peninsula, mostly in Bulgaria but its lower course is the boundary between Greece and Turkey. Length, 525 km; basin area, about 55,000 sq km. It begins in the Rila Mountains, flows across the Thracian lowlands, breaks through spurs of the eastern Rhodope Mountains, and flows into the Aegean Sea, forming a swampy delta. The river is primarily rain-fed and becomes very shallow in the summer. It is used for irrigation and hydroelectric power. The river is navigable from Edirne to the sea. Cities on the Maritsa are Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, and Dimitrovgrad (Bulgaria) and Edirne (Turkey).

Maritsa

a river in S Europe, rising in S Bulgaria and flowing east into Turkey, then south from Edirne as part of the border between Turkey and Greece to the Aegean. Length: 483 km (300 miles)
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3) With an unmistakeable imitation of the final lines of Virgil's depiction of Orpheus's singing head going down the River Hebrus where it will eventually be found washed up on the island of Lesbos and worshipped, Garcilaso has Elisa offer consolation to Nemoroso:
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He was torn limb from limb by maniacs and his head and lyre thrown into the river Hebrus.
The Bacchantes throw Orpheus's severed limbs into the River Hebrus, and the head, as it floats downriver, continues to sing.
Down Hebrus to the sea, Orpheus' severed head and lyre floated, singing until they reached Methymna.
They are, first, when Orpheus loses Eurydice for the second time as they are making their way out of Hades, up the slippery slope, and, second, when Orpheus is torn apart by the enraged Bacchae during a nocturnal orgy, and his head, still singing of his love for Eurydice (which is precisely what had enraged the Bacchae in the first place), is cast in to the River Hebrus.
According to Virgil (and Ovid), Orpheus is torn limb from limb by the Maenads, a band of fierce, wild, drunken, females devoted to Dionysus, and his singing head floats down the Hebrus River.