Eurymedon River

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Eurymedon is the name given by ancient geographers to the modern day Turkish river of Kopru su. It was situated in the kingdom of Pamphylia and emptied into the Mediterranean.

At its mouth, in the 460s BC (the actual date is highly disputed), the Athenian general Cimon defeated a large Persian force of ships and men moving westwards. The two land and sea battles lasted one day and included Cimon's capture or destruction of the entire Phoenician fleet of 200 triremes.

In 190 BC, a Roman fleet led by Lucius Aemilius Regillus defeated Antiochus III the Great Seleucid fleet, led by Hannibal, next the river.

Strabo records a lake he called Caprias near its mouth although the area is today a salt marsh.Template:History-stub

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