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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK V., CHAPTER II. (search)
None of these names are found in Ptolemy's description of Corsica.
Diodorus Siculus has names somewhat similar. The chorographerIt is uncertain to whom Strabo here alludes. The French translators
are of opinion that he alludes to the chart of Agrippa. says that the length of this island is 160 miles, its breadth
70; that the length of Sardinia is 220, and its breadth 98.
According to others, the perimeter of Cyrnus is said to be about
1200The French translators read with their manuscript 1394, peo|i\ to|is
xili/os, k. t. l., about 3200. stadia, and of Sardinia 4000. A great portion of this
latter is rugged and untranquil; another large portion is fertile
in every production, but particularly in wheat. There are many
cities, some are considerable, as CaralisCagliari. and Sulchi.Cluvier is of opinion that the modern Palma di Solo corresponds to
is however an evil, which must be set against the fertility of
these places; for during the summer the island is unheal