Course of Ancient Geography ...

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D. Appleton & Company, 1861 - Geography, Ancient - 328 pages
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Page 139 - The fertility of the soil, the beauty of the scenery, and the softness of the climate, the heat of which was tempered by the delicious breezes of the sea, procured for Campania the epithet Felix, a name which it justly deserved.
Page 333 - A complete system of surveying with only a chain, a rope, or any substitute, is fully explained. 3. Means of measuring inaccessible distances, in all possible cases, with the Chain alone, are given in great variety, so as to constitute a Land Geometry. It occupies 26 pages, with 58 figures. 4. The Rectangular method of Compass-surveying is greatly simplified. 5. The Traverse Table gives increased accuracy in one-fifteenth of the space of the usual Tables.
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Page 254 - Old Paphos was the chief seat of the worship of Aphrodite (Venus), who is said to have landed at this place after her birth among the waves, and who is hence frequently called the Paphian goddess (Paphia).
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Page 169 - Latins, is distant jibout ten miles from Populonium, the nearest point of the Tuscan coast. Ilva was early celebrated for its rich iron mines ; but by whom they wered and worked is uncertain, as they are said to exhibit the marks of labors carried on for an incalculable time. It even seems to have been a popular belief among the ancients, that the metallic substance was constantly renewed. It is probable that the Phoenicians were the first to make known the...
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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 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.

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