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Strabo, Geography (ed. H.C. Hamilton, Esq., W. Falconer, M.A.), BOOK III., CHAPTER I. (search)
fertile, especially what is beyond the Pillars [of Hercules].
This however will be shown more in detail, but we must first
describe the figure and extent [of the country].
In shape it resembles a hide stretched out in length from
west to east, the forepartThe neck, &c. towards the east, its breadth being
from north to south. Its length is about 6000 stadia; the
greatest breadth is 5000; while there are parts considerably less
CAS. 137.Note. The pages of Casaubon's edition of 1620 are given to facilitate reference to various editions and translations of Strabo.
than 3000, particularly in the vicinity of the Pyrenees, which
form the eastern side. This chain of mountains stretches without interruption from north to south,The Pyrenees, on the contrary, range from east to west, with a slight
inclination towards the north. This error gives occasion to several of the
mistakes made by Strabo respecting the course of certain of the rivers in
France. and divides KelticaF