The Itinerary of Greece: With a Commentary on Pausanias and Strabo and an Account of the Monuments of Antiquity at Present Existing in that Country

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T Payne, 1810 - Argolis (Greece) - 152 pages

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Page xvi - in many instances, where the emancipation of a district might often be obtained by the present of a snuffbox or a watch at Constantinople, and without the smallest danger of exciting the jealousy of such a court as that of Turkey, will be acknowledged when we are no longer able to rectify the error. We
Page 168 - represented as flowing from the lake of Pheneos, a mistake which arises from the ignorance of the ancients themselves who have written on the subject. The fact is that the Ladon receives the waters of the lakes of Orchomenos and Pheneos, but the Aroanius rises at a spot not two hours distant from Psophis.
Page 168 - equally ill placed in his map. There was a place called Creopolis somewhere toward Cynouria, but its situation is not easily fixed. The ports called Bucephalium and Piraeus seem to have been nothing more than little bays in the country between Corinth and Epidaurus. The town called
Page xiv - The great difficulty of giving any tolerable idea of the face of a country in writing, and the ease with which a very accurate knowledge of it may be acquired by maps and panoramic designs,
Page xiv - which gives him a faithful description of the remains of cities, the very existence of which was doubtful, as they perished before the aera of authentic history.
Page 54 - that the present ruins are those of the citadel which existed in the age of the poet. It was built by Praetus, about the year 1379, BC
Page 167 - The inaccuracies of the maps of Anacharsis are in many respects very glaring. The situation of Phlius is marked by Strabo as surrounded by the territories of Sicyon, Argos,
Page vi - would prefer an English saddle, but a saddle of this sort is always objected to by the owner of the horse, and not without reason,
Page 69 - anathema. The method used by a modern Greek to draw down curses upon his enemy is this. He takes a quantity of stones and places them in a heap in a conspicuous part of the road, cursing his neighbour as he places each stone. As no man is supposed to be anathematized without having committed some heinous sin, it
Page v - The first article of necessity in Greece is a Firman, or order from the Sultan, permitting the traveller to pass unmolested,

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