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atic.The Gulf of Venice. Illyria forms its right side, and Italy as far as the recess where Aquileia is situated, the left. The Adriatic stretches north and west; it is long and narrow, being in length about 6000 stadia, and its greatest breadth 1200. There are many islands situated here opposite the coasts of Illyria, such as the Absyrtides,The Islands of Cherso and Ossero. Cyrictica,Apparently the Curicta of Pliny and Ptolemy, corresponding to the island of Veglia. and the Libyrnides,The L. Next to the Sea of Sicily, are the Cretan, Saronic,The Gulf of Engia. and Myrtoan Seas, comprised between Crete, Argia,A district of the Peloponnesus. and Attica.A part of the modern Livadia. Their greatest breadth, measured from Attica, is 1200 stadia, and their length not quite double the distance. Within are included the Islands of Cythera,Cerigo. Calauria,Poro, or Poros, near the little Island of Damala, and connected to it by a sand-bank. Ægina,Egina or Engia. Salamis,Koluri. and c
e south the land is well irrigated and fertile. In the countries situated about 400 stadia south of the parallel of Alexandria and Cyrene, where the longest day consists of fourteen equinoctial hours, Arcturus passes the zenith, slightly declining towards the south. At Alexandria at the time of the equinox the proportion which the gnomon bears to the shadow is as five to seven.Kramer follows Gosselin in proposing to substitute to|i/a in place of e(pta/. Thus they are south of Carthage 1300 stadia, that is, admitting that in Carthage at the time of the equinox the proportion which the gnomon bears to the shadow is as eleven to seven. This parallel on the one sideThe west side. passes by Cyrene and the regions 900 stadia south of Carthage as far as the midst of Maurusia;Algiers and Fez. and on the other sideThe eastern side. through Egypt,Lower Egypt is intended. Cœlosyria, Upper Syria, Babylonia, Susiana,Khosistan. Persia,The modern province of Fars. Carmania,Kerman. Upper
h, and according to Eratosthenes passes through Mysia,Karasi in Anadoli. Paphlagonia, Sinope,Sinoub. Hyrcania,Corcan and Daghistan. and Bactra.Balk. About Byzantium the longest day consists of fifteen and a quarter equinoctial hours; the proportion borne by the gnomon to the shadow at the summer solstice, is as 120 to 42, minus one-fifth. These places are distantTo the north. from the middle of Rhodes about 4900 stadia, and 30,300 from the equator. Sailing into the Euxine and advancing 1400 stadia to the north, the longest day is found to consist of fifteen and a half equinoctial hours. These places are equi-distant between the pole and equatorial circle; the arctic circle is at their zenith, the star in the neck of Cassiopeia is within this circle, the star forming the right elbow of Perseus being a little more to the north. In regions 3800 stadia north of Byzantium the longest day consists of sixteen equinoctial hours; the constellation Cassiopeia being brought withi
raits on either side of it. That next Italy being 7 stadia [in breadth], and that next Carthage 1500 stadia. The line drawn from the Pillars to the lesser strait of 7 stadia, forms part of the linic from the rest of Libya. According to others, its circumference is only 4000 stadia, its depth 1500 stadia, and the breadth at its mouth the same. The Sea of Sicily washes Italy, from the Strait o, Carambis.Kerempi-Burun. They are distant from each other about 2500 stadia.We should here read 1500 stadia. See French Translation, vol. i. p 344, n. 3. The length of the western portion of this sfour stadia in breadth. The length of the Propontis from the Troad to Byzantium is stated to be 1500 stadia. Its breadth is about the same. It is in this sea that the Island of the CyziceniThe Islad 3400 stadia from the parallel of Rhodes; it is south of Byzantium, Nicaæ,Isnik. and Marseilles 1500 stadia. The parallel of LysimachiaEksemil is a little to the north, and according to Eratosthene
flows into and forms part of the Sea of Sicily, is now included under the latter name. The sea opposite to the Syrtes and the Cyrenaic is called the Libyan Sea; it extends as far as the Sea of Egypt. The Lesser SyrtesThe Gulf of Cabes. is about 1600 stadia in circumference. On either side of its mouth lie the islands of MeninxThe Island of Gerbi. and Kerkina.The Island of Kerkeni. The Greater SyrtesSidra, or Zalscho. is (according to Eratosthenes) 5000 stadia in circuit, and in depth 1800, Fars. Carmania,Kerman. Upper Gedrosia,Upper Mekran and India. At Ptolemais in Phœnicia,S. Jean d' Acre. and at SidonSeide. and Tyre,Tsur. the longest day consists of fourteen hours and a quarter. These cities are north of Alexandria by about 1600 stadia, and north of Carthage about 700. In the Peloponnesus, and about the middle of Rhodes, at XanthusEksenide. in Lycia, or a little to the south of this place, and at 400 stadia south of Syracuse,Siragusa. the longest day consists of fourte
1600 stadia in circumference. On either side of its mouth lie the islands of MeninxThe Island of Gerbi. and Kerkina.The Island of Kerkeni. The Greater SyrtesSidra, or Zalscho. is (according to Eratosthenes) 5000 stadia in circuit, and in depth 1800, from the Hes- peridesHesperides is the same city which the sovereigns of Alexandria afterwards called Berenice. It is the modern Bernic or Bengazi. to Automala,Automala appears to have been situated on the most northern point of the Greatelephants and other wild animals. in the Troglodytic the longest day consists of thirteen equinoctial hours. These cities are at nearly equal distances between the equator and Alexandria, the preponderance on the side of the equator being only 1800 stadia. The parallel of Meroe passes on one sideOn the west. over unknown countries, and on the otherThe east. over the extremities of India.About Cape Comorin. At Syene, and at Berenice, which is situated on the Arabian Gulf and in the Troglod