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Fabianus1 informs us that the greatest depth of the sea is 15 stadia2. We learn from others, that in the Euxine, opposite to the nation of the Coraxi, at what is called the Depths of the Euxine3. about 300 stadia4 from the main land, the sea is immensely deep, no bottom having been found.

1 There appears to be some doubt respecting the history of the person here referred to: according to the account of Hardouin, Fabianus was a naturalist, who enjoyed a high repution; he lived in the time of Tiberius: see Lemaire, i. 188.

2 This would be a depth of 3125 yards, not very far short of two miles; see Adam's Rom. Antiq. p. 503.

3 "βαθέα Ponti;" Aristotle refers to this as one of those parts where the sea is unfathomable; Meteor. i. 13.

4 A distance of nearly nine and a half miles.

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