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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK XVII., CHAPTER I. (search)
he imagined this great difference arose from the excessive winding course of the Nile; consequently he supposed the Nile to change frequently the direction of its course. This opinion had its influence in the construction of Ptolemy's map, which presents to us nearly all the inflexions which Eratosthenes imagined; in calculating the intervals of positions assigned by Ptolemy along the river, we find a total of 1260 minutes; and adding about 1/6 for the small windings, we have a total of 1470 minutes, which are equal to 12,400 stadia of the module (700 to the degree) adopted by that geographer. According to this hypothesis, the distance in Strabo will be thus divided: Setting out from Meroë, the Nile runs, days. 1. 2700 stadia to the north12ċ8 2. 3700 to the S. and S. W.17ċ6 3. 5300 to the N. 1/4 E.25 4. 1200 to the N.5ċ7 61ċ1 which nearly corresponds with the account of Timosthenes. The number of days corresponds tolerably well with the distance given by the explorers sent b