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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK III., CHAPTER II. (search)
ed Ojos de Guadiana, adjacent to Villa-Harta. [this we
are to attribute to] the Keltiberians having increased in power,
and having consequently conferred their name on the surrounding country. It appears the ancients knew the Guadalquiver
under the name of the Tartessus, and GadesCadiz. with the neighbouring islands under that of Erythia; and it is thought that
we should understand in this sense the words of StesichorusA Greek poet born at Himera in Sicily, and who flourished about
B. C. 570: he lived in the time of Phalaris, and was contemporary with
Sappho, Alceus, and Pittacus.
concerning the pastoral poet Geryon, that he was born al-
most opposite to the renowned Erythia, in a rocky cave near
to the abundant springs of the silver-bedded river Tartessus.
They say that on the piece of land enclosed between the two
outlets of this river there formerly stood a city named, like
the river, Tartessus, and that the district was called Tartessis,
which the Turduli now in