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    Melas in Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898) (Μέλας). The name of several rivers, whose waters were a dark colour. 1. A small river in Boeotia, flowing between Orchomenus and Aspledon. 2. A river of Thessaly, in the district Malis, falling into the Malic Gulf. 3. A river of Thessaly in Phthiotis, falling into the Apidanus. 4. A river of Thrace, falling into the Melas Sinus. 5. A river in the northeast of Sicily, flowing into the sea between Mylae and Naulochus, through excellent meadows, in which the oxen of the Sun are said to have fed. 6. A river in Asia Minor, the boundary between Pamphylia and Cilicia.

    Melas in Wikipedia Melas can be * Pavlos Melas (18701904), an officer of the Greek army. * Panagiotis Melas, Greek politician and member of the Greek Parliament. * The village where Pavlos Melas died (coordinates 40 42' N 021 16' E). * Michael von Melas, an Austrian field marshal during the Napoleonic Wars * MELAS - Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy, Lactic Acidosis, Stroke-like episodes. * Melas, an argonaut in Greek mythology