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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A first example, the rivers of the Iliad, does not add much to this, except that its close connection to Hektor is pointed out, which is apparent in his calling his son Astyanax also Skamandrios (after the river Skamandros).
it Skamandros only twice (XXI.305, 603), Achilles addresses it
The two rivers at Conde's feet could represent either those of the Trojan plain--the Skamandros and Simoeis--or the more familiar rivers of Dijon, the Suzon and the Ouche.
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.