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E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill) 4 0 Browse Search
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Polybius, Histories, book 3, The Length of Hannibal's March (search)
The Length of Hannibal's March At this period the Carthaginians were masters of the The length of the march from Carthagena to the Po, 1125 Roman miles. whole Mediterranean coast of Libya from the Altars of Philaenus,The arae Philaenorum were apparently set up as boundary stones to mark the territory of the Pentapolis or Cyrene from Egypt: and the place retained the name long after the disappearance of the altars (Strabo, 3.5.5-6). opposite the Great Syrtis, to the Pillars of Hercules, a seaboard of over sixteen thousand stades. They had also crossed the strait of the Pillars of Hercules, and got possession of the whole seaboard of Iberia on the Mediterranean as far as the Pyrenees, which separate the Iberes from the Celts—that is, for a distance of about eight thousand stades: for it is three thousand from the Pillars to New Carthage, from which Hannibal started for Italy; two thousand six hundred from thence to the Iber; and from that river to Emporium again sixteen hundred; from wh
E. T. Merrill, Commentary on Catullus (ed. E. T. Merrill), Poem 7 (search)
; Calp. Buc. 2.72 qui numerare velit … tenues citius numerabit harenas. laserpiciferis: cf. Plin. NH 19.38 laserpicium, quod Graeci si/lfion vocant, in Cyrenaica provincia repertum, cuius sucum laser vocant, magnificum in usu medicamentisque. The plant was doubtless the ferula asafoetida, the exuded juice of which is still widely used as an antispasmodic. It helr, that in his time it had ceased to he produced there, and our supply comes from Persia and the East Indies. Cyrenis: Cyrenae (Gr. *kurh/nh) was the capital of the district of Libya, called Cyrenaica, that bordered upon the Syrtis major. It was founded, according to tradition, about the middle of the seventh century B.C., by Battus, otherwise called Aristotle, a Greek from the island of Thera, and attained great
T. Maccius Plautus, Rudens, or The Fisherman's Rope (ed. Henry Thomas Riley), act prologue, scene 0 (search)
so you did. Now, the reason for which I've come hither, I will disclose to you. First, then, DiphilusDiphilus: He was a Greek Comic Poet, from whom Plautus is supposed to have borrowed the plot of several of his Plays. has willed the name of this city to be CyreneCyrene: This was a famous city of Libya, said to have been founded by Aristæus, the son of the Nymph Cyrene. It was situate in a fertile plain, about eleven miles from the Mediterranean, and was the capital of a district called "Pentapolis," from the five cities which it contained.. There pointing to the cottage dwells Dæmones, in the country and in a cottage very close adjoining to the sea, an old gentleman who has come hither in exile from Athens, no unworthy man. And still, not for his bad deserts has he left his country, but while he was aiding others, meanwhile himself he embarrassed: a property honorably acquired he lost by his kindly ways. Long since, his daughter, then a little child, was lost; a most villanous fello