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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VIII., CHAPTER II. (search)
the Achelous, it would be increased by about 100 stadia.
The tract from the Achelous to the Evenus is occupied by
Acarnanians; next are the Ætoli, reaching to the Cape Antirrhium. The remainder of the country, as far as the isthmus,
is occupied by Phocis, Bœotia, and by Megaris, it extends
The sea from Cape Antirrhium as far as the isthmus is
[the Crissæan Gulf, but from the city Creusa it is called the
Sea of] Alcyonis, and is a portion of the Crissæan Gulf.The words in brackets are inserted according to the suggestion of Groskurd. The Gulf of Corinth is, in other passages, called by Strabo
the Crissæan Gulf.
From the isthmus to the promontory Araxus is a distance of
Such in general then is the nature and extent of the Peloponnesus, and of the country on the other side of the strait up
to the farther recess of the gulf. Such also is the nature of
the gulf between both.
We shall next describe each country in particular, beginning with Eli
Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VIII., CHAPTER III. (search)
ariot, but changing his mind,
he recalled the chariot, and buried them.
From this Pylus and the Lepreum to the Messenian
PylusThe position of Pylus of Messenia is uncertain. D'Anville places it at New Navarino. Barbé de Bocage at Old Navarino. See also Ernst
Curtis, Peloponnesus. and the Coryphasium, fortresses situated upon the sea,
and to the adjoining island Sphagia, is a distance of about
400 stadia, and from the Alpheius a distance of 750, and
from the promontory Chelonatas 1030 stadia. In the intervening distance are the temple of the Macistian Hercules,
and the river Acidon, which flows beside the tomb of Jardanus,
and Chaa, a city which was once near Lepreum, where also is
the Æpasian plain. It was for this Chaa, it is said, that the
Arcadians and Pylians went to war with each other, which
war Homer has mentioned, and it is thought that the verse
ought to be written,
Oh that I were young as when multitudes of Pylii, and of Arcades,
handling the spear, fo