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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VII., CHAPTER IV. (search)
were exacted, surrendered the kingdom into the hands of
Mithridates. After him it became subject to the Romans.
The greater portion of it is situated in Europe, but a part of
it is also situated in Asia.
The mouth of the [Palus] Mæotis is called the Kimmerian Bosporus. The entrance, which at the broadest part
is about 70 stadia across, where there is a passage from the
neighbourhoodi. e. from Kertch to Taman, or from Yenikaleh near Kertch to Taman. Prince Gleb, son of Vladimir, A. D. 1065, measured this latter
distance on the ice, and found it to be 30.057 Russian fathoms, or nearly
12 miles. Here the battle was fought on the ice. See chap. iii. § 18. of Panticapæum to Phanagoria, the nearest
city in Asia. The [Palus] Mæotis closes in an arm of the
sea which is much narrower. This arm of the sea and the
DonThe Tanais. separate Europe from Asia. Then the Don flows from
the north opposite into the lake, and into the Kimmerian
Bosporus. It discharges itself into the lake b