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A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith) 5 5 Browse Search
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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK V., CHAPTER IV. (search)
i. The Sybarites [when they founded the cityThis city must have been founded nearly 540 years B. C., for Herodotus says that the Phocæans were chiefly induced to settle on the shores of Ænotria by the advice of a citizen of Posidonia, and they founded Velia in the reign of Cyrus. B. i. 164.] built the fortifications close upon the sea, but the inhabitants removed higher up. In after time442 B. C. the Leucani seized upon the city, but in their turn were deprived of it by the Romans.B. C. 274. It is rendered unhealthy by a riverApparently the Fiume Salso. which overflows the marshy districts in the neighbourhood. Between the Sirenusse and PosidoniaPesti. is Marcina,Vietri. a city founded by the Tyrrheni, but inhabited by the Samnites. [To go] from thence into Pompæa,Pompeii. through Nuceria,Nocera. [you cross] an isthmus of not more than 120 stadia. The Picentes extend as far as the river Silaro,The ancient Silaris. which separates their country on this side from anci
Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK XVII., CHAPTER I. (search)
ot and on camels. This he did because the navigation of the Red Sea was difficult, particularly to those who set out from the recess of the bay. Experience showed the great utility of this plan, and at present all the Indian, Arabian, and such Ethiopian merchandise as is imported by the Arabian Gulf is carried to Coptos, which is the mart for such commodities. Not far from Berenice is Myos Hormus,Near old Kosseir; the Veneris Portus of Pliny. It was founded by Ptolemy Philadelphus, B. C. 274. The Greek name may signify, Harbour of the Mouse, but more probably it means the Harbour of the Mussel, (mu/ein, to close, e. g. the shell,) since on the neighbouring coast the pearl-mussel is collected in large quantities. It is uncertain whether the ruins at the village of Abuschaar, represent the site of the ancient Myos Hormus. See Smith's Dict., art. Myos Hormus a city with a naval station for vessels which navigate this sea; at no great distance from Coptos is the city of Ap