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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK XI., CHAPTER II. (search)
lden fleece, the
gift of Hermes, through the air. Helle fell into the sea, which was afterwards called, after her, the Hellespont. Smith, art. Phrixus.
and his oracle, where a ram is not sacrificed. It was once
rich, but was plundered in our time by Pharnaces, and a little
afterwards by Mithridates of Pergamus.The son of Menodotus by a daughter o Adobogion, a descendant of
the tetrarchs of Galatia. He was the personal friend of Cæsar, who at
the commencement of the Alexandrian war (B. C. 48) sent him into
Syria and Cilicia to raise auxiliary forces. Smith, art. Mithridates, and
see B. xiii. c. iv. § 3. For when a country is devastated, in the words of Euripides,
respect to the gods languishes, and they are not honoured.
Eurip. Troad. 26.
How great anciently was the celebrity of this country,
appears from the fables which refer obscurely to the expedition
of Jason, who advanced as far even as Media; and still earlier
intimations of it are found in the fables relative