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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK V., CHAPTER IV. (search)
the marshy districts in the neighbourhood. Between the Sirenusse and PosidoniaPesti. is Marcina,Vietri. a city founded by the Tyrrheni, but inhabited by the Samnites. [To go] from thence into Pompæa,Pompeii. through Nuceria,Nocera. [you cross] an isthmus of not more than 120 stadia. The Picentes extend as far as the river Silaro,The ancient Silaris. which separates their country on this side from ancient Leucania.We are inclined to read Leucania with Du Theil. The Paris manuscript, No. 1393, reads kani/an. The water of this river is reported to possess the singular property of petrifying any plant thrown into it, preserving at the same time both the colour and form.Pliny, in his Natural History, (lib. ii. § 106,) has confirmed Strabo's account. It appears from Cluvier that the people who inhabit the banks of the Silaro are not acquainted with any circumstances which might corroborate the statement. (Cluvier, Ital. Ant. lib. iv. c, 14.) Picentia was formerly the capital of
Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VI., CHAPTER II. (search)
nti. Virgil calls Agrigentum by the Greek name, Æn. iii. 703, Arduus inde Acragas ostentat maxima longe Mœnia, magnanimûm quondam generator equorum.Æn. iii. 703 of the Agrigentini, 20; and toAs the distance from Agrigentum to Camarina greatly exceeds another 20 miles, Kramer supposes that the words, and to Gela, 20, have been omitted by the copyist. Cama- rina,Torre di Camarana. another 20; then to Pachynus, 50; thence again along the third side to Syracuse, 36;The Paris MS. No. 1393, used by the French translators, has 33; the Paris MS. 1396, and the Medici pint. 28, No. 5, give 20 miles. from Syracuse to Catana, 60; then to Tauromenium,Taormina. 33; thence to Messana, 30.Gossellin observes, that the distance from Messina to Cape Pelorias, which would complete the circuit of Sicily, is about 9 miles. Thus on footi. e. by land. from Pachynus to Pelorias we have 168 [miles], and from MessanaMessina. to [Cape] Lilybeum, on the Via Valeria,An intelligent critic has imag
Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK VII., CHAPTER III. (search)
efore seem absurd to suppose that only those among the Getæ who remained without wives were considered pious, but that the care of worshipping the Supreme Being is great among this nation is not to be doubted, after what Posidonius has related, and they even abstain from animal food from religious motives, as likewise on account of the testimony of other historians. For it is said that one of the nation of the Getæ, named Zamolxis,Za/lmocis is the reading of the Paris manuscript, No. 1393, and we should have preferred it for the text, as more likely to be a Getæn name, but for the circumstance of his being generally written Zamolxis. had served Pythagoras, and had acquired with this philosopher some astronomical knowledge, in addition to what he had learned from the Egyptians, amongst whom he had travelled. He returned to his own country, and was highly esteemed both by the chief rulers and the people, on account of his predictions of astronomical phenomena, and eventu