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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK I., CHAPTER III. (search)
ises from it around, as of burning fire; whilst the other
flows forth in the summer time, like unto hail, or cold snow, or ice from
water Iliad xxii. 147.Iliad xxii. 147.
this writer tells us we must not be surprised, that although
the cold spring still remains, the hot cannot be discovered;
and says we must reckon the failing of the hot spring as the
cause. He goes on to relate certain catastrophes recorded by
Democles, how formerly in the reign of TantalusTantalus lived about 1387, B. C. there were
great earthquakes in Lydia and Ionia as far as the Troad,Lydia and Ionia form the modern provinces of Aidin and Sarukan
in Anadoli. A part of the Troad still preserves the name of Troiaki.
which swallowed up whole villages and overturned Mount
Sipylus;A mountain in Mæonia, close to the city of Magnesia. marshes then became lakes, and the city of Troy was
covered by the waters.Ilus, who ascended the throne about 1400 years before the Christian
era, founded the city, to