A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography

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Sir William Smith
John Murray, 1872 - Classical geography
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Page 431 - These people see no human being, either while navigating with them, nor when released from the ship. But they say that they hear a certain voice there, which seems to announce to such as receive them the names of all who have crossed over with them, describing the dignities which they formerly possessed, and calling them over by their hereditary titles. And also if women happen to cross over with them, they call over the names of the husbands with whom they lived.
Page 431 - But on the western side all is different, insomuch indeed, that it would be impossible for a man to live there even half an hour. Vipers and serpents innumerable, with all other kinds of wild beasts, infest that place ; and what is most strange, the natives affirm, that if any one, passing the wall, should proceed to the other side, he would die immediately, unable to endure the unwholesomeness of the atmosphere. Death also attacking such beasts as go thither, forthwith destroys them.
Page 310 - ... shipping ; the water (except in very dry weather) runs out in a good stream. The distance across is 2500 yards, which agrees very well with the breadth of twelve stadia assigned by Herodotus. The width of the canal appears to have been about...
Page 255 - Look once more ere we leave this specular mount Westward, much nearer by south-west, behold Where on the ^Egean shore a city stands Built nobly, pure the air, and light the soil ; Athens, the eye of Greece, mother of arts And eloquence...
Page 273 - On both sides, and towards the door, is a kind of gallery, made with two ranks of pillars, twenty-two below, and twentythree above. The odd pillar is over the arch of the entrance, which was left for the passage.
Page 433 - One of them is desert, but the others are inhabited by men in black cloaks, clad in tunics reaching to the feet, girt about the breast and walking with staves, thus resembling the Furies we see in tragic representations.
Page 114 - Strabo, the position of which, as already described, is exactly confirmed by the Stadiasmus, as well as by Ptolemy. There was a fourth pass, as Major Rennell has justly observed, which crossing Mount Amanus from the eastward, descended upon the centre of the head of the gulf, near Issus. By this pass it was that Dareius marched from Sochus, and took up his position on the banks of the Pinarus ; by which movement Alexander, who had just before marched from Mallus to Myriandrus, through the two maritime...
Page 431 - In this isle of Brittia, men of ancient time built a long wall, cutting off a great portion of it : for the soil, and the men, and all other things are not alike on both sides : for on the eastern...
Page 366 - Roman marriages at the end of the first and the beginning of the second century were childless.
Page 428 - A strait road led from the sea to the temple, " bordered on either side with statues on chairs, of a single block of stone, with the feet close together and the hands on the knees — an exact imitation of the avenues of the temples in Egypt.

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