IN their Greek histories Eudoxus gave a good, but Ephorus
the best, account of the foundations, blood connexions,
migrations, and founders of states; but I shall now give
some information on the position of countries and their distances, which are the subjects most properly belonging to the
science of Geography. . . .
Histories. Polybius. Evelyn S. Shuckburgh. translator. London, New York. Macmillan. 1889. Reprint Bloomington 1962.
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