Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography: Iabadius-Zymethus

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Page 366 - And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession.
Page 1 - And when the inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul, all the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Beth-shan, and came to Jabesh, and burnt them there. And they took their bones, and buried them under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.
Page 365 - Mizpah ; for, he said, The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from the other.
Page 230 - The image is pretended to be shown to strangers at this day, lying in the sea with its heels upward. I mean the body of it ; for its oracular head is reported to have been broken off and carried to Venice, where (if fame be true) it may be seen at this day.
Page 153 - I had an opportunity of seeing the sources of the river Kishon, three or four of which lie within less than a furlong of each other. These alone, without the lesser contributions nearer the sea, discharge water enough to form a river half as big as the...
Page 169 - ... on which they carried down their oil and wine from the inland districts, at the nearest point of the island. The congregation of buildings thus formed, and to which the inhabitants of the fortress gradually retired as the seas became more free from corsairs, arose by degrees to be the capital and seat of government, and is called, in memory of its origin, Amaxichi (A^,ei;/x/ov).
Page 125 - I observed the ruins of several others; and the remains of a castle show that the place was formerly of much greater importance. It was the capital of a Turkish kingdom, which lasted from the time of the partition of the dominions of the Seljukian monarchs of Iconium until 1486, when all Caramania was reduced to subjection by the Ottoman emperor Bayazid the Second.
Page 347 - DOKIUJI. 2. In the plain of Macaria. — PHERAE, the modern Kalamdta, situated about a mile from the sea, on the left bank of the river Nedon, was in antiquity, as it is at present, the chief town in the plain. Three roads lead from Pherae: one southwards along the coast to ABIA, said to be the Homeric Ira; a second up the valley of the Nedon, across Mt. TaVgetus to Sparta, one of whose gates was hence called the gate towards Pharae (" porta quae Pharas ducit,
Page 110 - This description is in conformity to that of Euripides, who says that " it possesses much arable land, but difficult to work
Page 241 - Mekkawys, no longer deriving profit from the letting of their lodgings, found themselves unable to afford the expense of repairs ; and thus numerous buildings in the out-skirts have fallen completely into ruin, and the town itself exhibits in every street houses rapidly decaying.

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