, such as I am, in this short time I have taken down three webs."That is, "finished three webs." But there is a word play in kaqei=lon i(stou/s which cannot be reproduced in English. The words may also mean "lowered three masts," that is, "debauched three ship captains."
The situation of the city, as described by HieronymusApparently Hieronymus of Rhodes (see 14. 2. 13), who lived about 290-230 B.C. and EudoxusEudoxus of Cnidus, the famous mathematician and astronomer, who flourished about 365 B.C. and others, and from what I myself saw after the recent restoration of the city by the Romans,Cp. 8. 4. 8. is about as follows: A lofty mountain with a perpendicular height of three stadia and one half, and an ascent of as much as thirty stadia, ends in a sharp peak; it is called Acrocorinthus, and its northern side is the steepest; and beneath it lies the city in a level, trapezium-shaped place"This level is 200 feet above the plain, which lies between it and the Corinthian Gulf" (To