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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK XI., CHAPTER I. (search)
as in command.Il. vi. 208. Pope.Il. vi. 208. Pope.
Add to this, that he wrote the history of Pompey. For
these reasons he ought to have paid a greater regard to truth.
The second portion is that above the Hyrcanian,In many authors these names are used indifferently, the one for the
other; they are however distinguished by Pliny, (iv. 13,) who states that
this sea begins to be called the Caspian after you have passed the river
Cyrus, (Kur,) and that the Caspii live near it; and in vi. 16, that it is
called the Hyrcanian Sea, from the Hyreani who live along its shores.
The western side should therefore in strictness be called the Caspian;
the eastern, the Hyrcanian. Smith, art. Caspium Mare. which
we also call the Caspian Sea, extending as far as the Scythians
near the Indians.
The third portion is continuous with the above-mention-
ed isthmus, and consists of the country following next in
order to the isthmus and the Caspian Gates,A narrow pass leading from North Wester