Xenophon's Anabasis: The First Four Books, with Introduction, Notes and Vocabulary

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D. Appleton, 1907 - 488 pages
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Page 305 - Xenophon's narrative on which modern observation oushHtm°y°n nas thrown light, is his account of the poisonous honey of this region, after partaking of which his soldiers displayed all the symptoms of intoxication and frenzy1. This is now known to have been due to the moisture that distils from the flowers of the Azalea pontica, which grows in profusion in the valleys at the back of Trebizond ; this is poisonous, and affects the honey of the bees that feed upon it.
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Page 472 - They bring these victuals and divers sorts of merchandises upon rafts borne upon goats' skins blown up full of wind in manner of bladders ; and when they have discharged their goods they sell the rafts for fire and let the wind out of their goats' skins and carry them home again upon their asses by land, to make other voyages down the river1.
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