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Page iv - Propontis ; on the west by the Aegean ; and on the south by the Mediterranean. On the east, it is separated from the main eontinent of Asia by the river Euphrates and the range of the Taurus.
Page iv - Othrys ; and on the east and north-east by Pelion, Ossa, and Olympus, the three hills by the piling of whieh, one upon the other, the fabled giants attempted to seale the heavens.
Page iv - Maeander, a river of great length, and so remarkable for its windings as to have furnished an English word deseriptive of a similar eharaeter in other streams.
Page iv - Italy and the Italian islands, it may be well to add a few notes on the Alps, and or.
Page ii - LIGER, the LOIRE. The Loire rises in the Cevennes, flows first northward, then westward, and falls into the Atlantie after a eonrse of 500 miles.
Page iv - Tmolus, the eapital of Croesus, king of Lydia. A little way S. of the Hermus was Smyrna, on the Meles, one of the eities whieh eontended for being the birthplaee of Homer.
Page iv - EBRD, lying between the Pyrenees and the Central Ridge, is watered, from the heights of both, by...
Page iv - Pylns, ooe of three towns of that name whieh elaimed to be the eity of Nestor, the sage of the Iliad. 3. In MESSENIA, in the basin of the stream Pamtsns, was Mess'ne and its eitadel Ilh5me, ealled by Philip of Maeedou one of the 'horns of the Peloponnesns,' Aeroeorinthns being the other.
Page iv - Its different parts were aneiently distingnished by different epithets, most of whieh are still retained. These were': 1. Alpes Maritimae, the Maritime Alps, extending from the Mediterranean to Mona Vesiilns, Monte Viso — the monntain, as we have seen, whieh gives origin to the Po.