Course of Ancient Geography

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D. Appleton Company, 1861 - Geography, Ancient - 328 pages

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Page 62 - Euboea, and did not regain their liberty till the close of the Peloponnesian war, when they asserted their freedom, and, aided by the Boeotians, fortified the Euripus, and established a communication with the continent by throwing a wooden bridge across the channel. Towers were placed at each extremity, and room was left in the middle for one ship only to pass. This work was undertaken...
Page 40 - I was, however, to be for once agreeably surprised; the narrow and low entrance of the cave, spread at once into a chamber 330 feet long, by nearly 200 wide ; the Stalactites from the top hung in the most graceful forms, the whole length of the roof, and fell, like drapery, down the sides.
Page 34 - Corinthian gull', and not only afforded them the means of keeping up a cornmunicaiion with Corcyra and Acarnania, but enabled them also to watch the motions of the enemy on the opposite coast, and to guard against any designs they might form against their allies. Some important...
Page 336 - ... exceedingly gradual. The method of finding the numerical values of the roots of Cubic and Higher Equations, and the application of Sturm's Theorem, open up to the student new fields as interesting as they are important. Nothing valuable found in other text-books is omitted ; while much that has been gleaned by extensive reading from the later treatises of France and Germany is presented — and that in a form which bears the impress of a master's hand. The numerous institutions in which the Treatise...
Page 332 - Life and Exploits of Alexander the Great. Edited and illustrated with English Notes, by WILLIAM HKNRY CKOSBT.
Page 85 - Zeus fastened it by adamantine chains to the bottom of the sea, that it might be a secure restingplace for his beloved, and here she gave birth to Apollo and Artemis.
Page v - ... to the ancients at different periods, and of the gradual extension of their knowledge. Then the author begins with the Ancient Geography of Europe — Greece is described in ample detail, and Italy in the same manner. Then follows all that is known of Asia Minor. This constitutes what may be termed Classical Geography — that portion of Ancient Geography which the student most constantly needs in the study of classical authors. To present this properly is the main design of the work. After this...

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