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OF all the rivers which flow into the seas included within the Roman empire, which the Greeks call [p. 235] “the inner sea,” it is agreed that the Nile is the greatest. Sallust wrote 1 that the Danube is next in size; but Varro, when he discussed the part of the earth which is called Europe, placed 2 the Rhone among the first three rivers of that quarter of the earth, by which he seems to make it a rival of the Danube; for the Danube also is in Europe.
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