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By E. H. Bunbury

Excerpt from A background of historical Geography, Vol. 1 of two: one of the Greeks and Romans From the Earliest a while until the autumn of the Roman Empire

The current paintings is designed to provide a deficiency, which i've got cause to think has been felt by means of classical students. whereas there isn't any wish of ordinary treatises on old geography, and the necessities of the extra complicated pupil are absolutely spoke back through the flowery articles in Dr. Smith's Dictionary of old Geography as far as pertains to the main points of specific areas and nations, it really is extraordinary that there doesn't exist within the English language one of these historic evaluation of the topic as an entire, as is to be present in the introductions to the works of Mannert, Ukert, and Forbiger. yet even those treatises, in addition to being constrained to scholars who're acquainted with the German language, can rarely be acknowledged to satisfy the calls for of both the coed or the geographer at present day. Ukert's introductory quantity was once released way back to 1816, and that of Mannert nonetheless previous, whereas the newer paintings of Forbiger (itself released in 1841) is so disfigured through the buildup of cumbrous and pointless lists of names as to be altogether repulsive to the English reader.

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Errors in latitude. it. Mode § 12. Its inaccuracies. § 15. Still greater errors in of calculation of distances. His estimate of Other distances given in Mediterranean. Followed § 18. His imperfect knowledge of Western Europe. Pytheas in regard to Thule and Britain. Ill acquainted with Scythia and Germany. § 19. Determination of northern and southern limits •longitude. § 16. length of Mediterranean. of the world. § 17. Other distances along principal meridian. Excess Continuation of parallel of latitude eastward Its coincidence with range of Mount Taurus.

Modern writers on the subject. § 3. Port of Alexander, § 2. No statement of point of departure. Voyage from thence to the Arabis. § 4. Coast of the Oritaa. Cocala Malana. § 5. Coast of the Ichthyophagi : difliculties and privations. § 6. Geograpliical details. § 10, § 7. with whales. § 8. Battle Voyage along the More coast of Meeting with Alexander. § 11. § 12. Duration of voyage statement. : character its : its importance Page 525 .. . astronomical Carmania and the Persian Gulf. Voyage continued along the coast of Persia, exaggerated rapid progress as far as Badis.

Iv. 56). It is the same version, though in a iv. very confused form, that was adopted by the author of the poem on the Argonautic expedition ascribed to Orpheus. ^ According to the Scholiast, the only writer before Apollonius who had adopted this route was one Timagetus, (irepj Aifj-ei/oov} a ; work on Harbours whom he cites ; : re- ; HISTORY OF ANCIENT GEOGRAPHY. 24 Chap. addition to the legend was obviously to bring them II. to the dwelling of Circe, whose place of abode had been long regarded as fixed on the western coast of Italy, adjoining the Tyrrhenian name was so inseparably associated with the that it was thought absolutely necesArgonauts legend of the sary to represent them as paying her a visit.

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