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M. Annaeus Lucanus, Pharsalia (ed. Sir Edward Ridley) 12 0 Browse Search
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Herodotus, The Histories (ed. A. D. Godley) 2 0 Browse Search
Flavius Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews (ed. William Whiston, A.M.) 2 0 Browse Search
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Correction of an Error. We yesterday made a mistake over which, we suppose, all the school boys of the town have been chuckling, if they have time, in these bustling days, to think of anything so common place as their school books. We called MŒris, Meroe, substituting the great city for the great lake. We certainly knew better, yet we made the mistake. We are not sorry for it, however, since it furnishes us with another occasion to show, not only that there is, literally, nothing new under the sun, but that the ancients did some things on a scale and in a style which the moderns cannot hope to rival. Lake MŒris was said by Herodotus to have been 3,600 stadia in circumference. Now, as a stadium was 202 of our yards, this would give a circumference of 414 miles. The diameter, then, was about 138 miles, and the area equal, we should think, to the whole country bounded by a line running from Richmond to the North Carolina line, the James River from Richmond to Lynchburg, a