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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK V., CHAPTER II. (search)
nd Ravenna, both of them falling into the
Adriatic. At the present day, however, since Italy comprehends the whole country as far as the Alps, we need take no
further notice of these limits. All allow that OmbricaUmbria. extends
as far as Ravenna, as the inhabitants are Ombrici. From
Ravenna to Ariminum they say is about 300 stadia. Going
from Ariminum to Rome by the Via Flaminia, the whole
journey lies through Ombrica as far as the city of OcricliOtricoli.
and the Tiber, a distance of 1350 stadia. This, consequently,
is the length [of Ombrica]; its breadth varies. The cities of
considerable magnitude situated on this side the Apennines
along the Via Flaminia, are Ocricli on the Tiber, Laroloni,No such city as this is mentioned in any other writer; the word as
it now stands is evidently corrupt.
and Narnia,Narni through which the NeraThe ancient Nar. flows. This river discharges itself into the Tiber a little above Ocricli; it is not
navigable for large vessels. After thes
Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VI., CHAPTER I. (search)
ct called Tauriana.Cluvier thought that we should read Qourianh\ instead of Taurianh\. The Leucani
are of Samnite origin. Having vanquished the Posidoniates
and their allies, they took possession of their cities. At one
time the institutions of the Leucani were democratic, but
during the wars a king was elected by those who were possessed of chief authority: at the present time they are Roman.
The Bruttii occupy the remainder of the coast as far as
the Strait of Sicily, extending about 1350 stadia. Antiochus,
in his treatise on Italy, says that this district, which he intended to describe, was called Italy, but that previously it had
been called Œnotria. The boundary which he assigns to it
on the Tyrrhenian Sea, is the river Lao,Laos, now Lao. and on the Sea of
Sicily Metapontium, the former of which we have given as
the boundary of the Bruttii. He describes Tarentum, which
is next to Metapontium,Torre di Mare. as beyond Italy, calling it Iapygian.
He also relates that, a