A Dictionary of Ancient Geography: Explaining the Local Appellations in Sacred, Grecian, and Roman History; Exhibiting the Extent of Kingdoms, and Situations of Cities, &c. And Illustrating the Allusions and Epithets in the Greek and Roman Poets. The Whole Established by Proper Authorities, and Designed for the Use of Schools
G. Robinson, 1773 - 628
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Strona 20 - He used to thank the gods for three things ; that he was born a reasonable creature, and not a beast ; a man, and not a woman ; a Greek, and not a Barbarian.
Strona 18 - Quiritum only, or private right ; as right of liberty, of gentility, or dignity of family, facrifice, marriage, &c. For it was long a rule, never to grant the liberty of the city in full to colonies ; nor is there any inftance to the contrary, till after the Social war, in the year of the city fix hundred and fixty-two.
Strona 7 - ... Dictionaries are commodious, they are likewise fallacious: he whose works exhibit an apparent connexion and regular subordination cannot easily conceal his ignorance, or favour his idleness; the completeness of one part will show the deficiency of another: but the writer of a Dictionary may silently omit what he does not know; and his ignorance, if it happens to be discovered, slips away from censure under the name of forgetfulness.
Strona 18 - Dindvmus in particular, both sacred to the mother of the gods, and none of them in Phrygia Major; yet there might be several hills and eminences in it on which this goddess was worshipped, and therefore called Dindyma in general.
Strona 7 - I fhall not often be found to have ufed. I have not only digefted former Dictionaries into my alphabet, but have confulted the ancient Geographers, without neglecting other authors. I have in fome degree enlightened ancient by modern Geography, having given the fituation of places from later obfervation. Names are often changing, but place is always the fame, and to know it exactly is always of importance...
Strona 64 - Julian afcribes the appellation to the augury of a:i eagle at the time of building it ; but Ifaac Voffius on Mela, to the great plenty of water, as if the town were called Aquilegia. The harbour, at the mouth of the Natifo, is diftant 60 (ladia front the city ; fo that Ihips of burden are towed up the river.