Küçük Menderes,river, Turkey: see ScamanderScamander
, 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 Troas into the Mediterranean Sea. It is frequently mentioned in the Iliad.
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a river in western Turkey. Length, 130 km; basin area, approximately 3,500 sq km. Rising on the southern slopes of the Boz Daglar, it flows mainly along a plain and empties into the Gulf of Ku§ada of the Aegean Sea. The river carries a great deal of suspended alluvial deposits. The ruins of the ancient Greek city of Ephesus are located near the mouth.