previous next

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.

1 Hist. iii. 80, Maur.

2 Ant. Hum. xiii, fr. 6, Mirsch.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

load focus Introduction (John C. Rolfe, 1927)
load focus Latin (John C. Rolfe, 1927)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: