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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VI., CHAPTER II. (search)
rait [of Messina], and it must have a slight inclination towards the winter
sunrise;South-east. for thus the shore slightly changes its direction as
you travel from Catana towards Syracuse and Pachynus.
Now the transit from Pachynus to the mouth of the AlpheusA river of the Peloponnesus, now called Ruféa.
is 4000 stadia. But when Artemidorus says that from Pachy-
nus to TænarumCape Matapan. it is 4600, and from the Alpheus to the
Pamisus is 1130 stadia,The French translation gives 1160 stadia. he appears to me to lie open to the
objection of having given distances which do not accord
with the 4000 stadia from Pachynus to the Alpheus. The
line run from Pachynus to Lilybæum (which is much to the
west of Pelorias) is considerably diverged from the south towards the west, having at the same time an aspect looking
towards the east and towards the south.Gossellin observes, that from Pachynus to Lilybæum the coast runs
from the south to the north-west, and looks towards the