A history of ancient geography among the Greeks and Romans (Google eBook)

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Page 254 - ... but it does not seem to have occurred to him, that the want of cases told equally against his side of the question; and, that if more instances of the enforcement of a rate on a parish did not appear, it was, apparently, because it had never occurred to a vestry to resort to that extremity in resistance to a reasonable proposition of charge for the repair...
Page 194 - Hercules, several days' sail from the coast of Africa. This island abounded in all manner of riches. The soil was exceedingly fertile. The scenery was diversified by rivers, mountains, and forests.
Page 625 - G. Deaver, the grantor in the mining right, resided in Wisconsin, and there is nothing to show that he had any knowledge of the existence of oil in or near these lands. Oil was then produced in small quantities within...
Page 333 - With this exception we find hardly any reference to it till the time of Stephanus of Byzantium, towards the end of the fifth century, by whom it is frequently cited. Among the later grammarians of the Byzantine times on the contrary it enjoyed a high reputation, and is continually referred to by Eustathius, who even calls Strabo the geographer (o yew/pd^o?) par excellence, notwithstanding the commanding position then occupied by Ptolemy...
Page 415 - ... to be recommended, on account of the neighbouring pirates, who occupy a place called Nitrias: nor does it furnish any abundance of merchandise. Moreover the station of shipping is far from the land, and cargoes have to be loaded and unloaded in barges. The ruler of the country at the time of which I speak was a king named Ccelobothras.
Page 400 - Forests,"2 and then gives its length and breadth according to Agrippa, in whose time it was still comparatively unknown. He does not give the name of a single people, town, or river: and as usual has no particulars of its physical geography, natural productions, or the manners of its inhabitants. Of Ireland (Hibernia) he tells us only that it was about the same breadth as Britain, but two hundred miles shorter : and adds that the shortest passage to it, from the land of the Silures, was thirty miles....
Page 307 - ... remains therefore to apply the name of Emodus or Emodi to the great central chain of the Himalayas, in which the Ganges as well as the Jumna and Sutledge takes its rise : and this appears to be the sense in which Strabo understood the term, though differing materially from its use by later geographers.7 Of the great peninsula of India, to the south of a line drawn from the mouths of the Indus to those of the Ganges, he gives us no particulars at all. Altogether it may safely be asserted that...
Page 414 - And this mode of navigation was pursued for a long time, until merchants discovered a shorter route, and the profits of India were thus brought nearer to hand. The voyage is now made every year, with cohorts of archers on board the ships : on account of the pirates who infest these seas. It will be worth while (he adds) to set forth their whole course from Egypt : accurate information concerning it being now for the first time available. The subject is one worthy of attention, there being no year...
Page 414 - They begin the navigation in the middle of summer, before the rising of the dog-star, or immediately after its appearance, and arrive in about thirty days at Ocelis in Arabia, or Cane in the frankincense-bearing region. There is also a third port which is called Muza, which is not frequented by those sailing to India, but by the merchants who trade in frankincense and other Arabian perfumes. In the interior is a city, the capital of the kingdom, named Sapphar, and another called Save. But for those...
Page 511 - Autun, king of Tathsin, the name by which the Roman empire had long been known to the Chinese, reached the Court of the Chinese Emperor. During this period lived, and wrote, a geographer of eminence who has been hardly dealt with by time, aud whom we know only by quotations : his name was Marinus, and he was native of Tyre. He had profited by the long peace of the Roman Empire and the...

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