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Gallus unites with it. The
latter river has its source at Modra in Phrygia on the Hellespont, which is the same country as the Epictetus, and was
formerly occupied by the Bithynians.
The Sangarius thus increased in bulk, and navigable, although not so formerly, is the boundary of Bithynia at the part
of the coast where it discharges itself. In front of this coast
is the island Thynia.
In the territory of Heracleia grows the aconite.
This city is distant from the temple at Chalcedon about
1500, and from the Sangarius 500, stadia.
Tieium is now a small town and has nothing remarkable
belonging to it, except that it was the birth-place of Philetærus,
the founder of the family of the Attalic kings.
Next is the river Parthenius, flowing through a country
abounding with flowers; from these it obtained its name.The virgin river, from its flowers and tranquil course.
Its source is in Paphlagonia. Then succeeded Paphlagonia,
and the Heneti. It is a question what Heneti the poet
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trance of the Hellespont, appears to have been comprehended between the hillock called the Tomb of
Achilles and the southern base of the heights, on which is situated another
tomb, which goes by the name of the Tomb of Ajax. This space of
about 1500 toises in length, now sand and lagunes, where the village
Koum Kale and the fortress called the New Castle of Asia stand, and
which spreads across the mouth of the Menderé, once formed a creek, the
bottom of which, from examination on the spot, extended 1200 or 1500
for desolation implies a deficiency of inhabitants, but not a
complete destruction of the place; but those persons destroyed
it entirely, whom they think worthy of sacred rites, and worship as gods; unless, perhaps, they should plead that these
persons engaged in a just, and Hercules in an unjust, war, on
account of the horses of Laomedon. To this is opposed a
fabulous tale, that it was not on account of the horses but of
the reward for the delivery of Hesione from
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however, much lower in height, and is not considered as any
longer belonging to Taurus, nor is there the distinction of
parts lying within and parts lying without the Taurus, on account of the eminences and depressions being scattered about
through the whole country both in breadth and length, and
not presenting anything like a separation-wall.
The whole voyage along the coast, including the winding
of the bays, is 4900 stadia, and that along the country opposite to Rhodus 1500 stadia.
The beginning of this tract is Dædala,Near Gudschek, at the bottom of the Gulf of Glaucus, now Makri. a stronghold;
and ends at the mountain Phœnix,The Phoenix (Phinti?) rises above the Gulf of Saradeh. as it is called, both of
which belong to the Rhodian territory. In front, at the distance of 120 stadia from Rhodes, lies Eleussa.Alessa, or, according to others, Barbanicolo. In sailing from
Dædala towards the west in a straight line along Cilicia,
Pamphylia, and Lycia, in the m
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owards the promontory Crommyum,Cape Kormakiti. the passage across being 350 stadia.
From the boundaries of Pamphylia to Anemurium, the voyage along the Cilician coast is 820 stadia; the remainder of
it as far as SoliMesetlii. is about 500 stadia (1500?). On this coast,
after Anemurium, the first city is Nagidus, then Arsinoë,Softa-Kalessi. with
a small port; then a place called Melania,Mandane? and CelenderisKilandria, or Gulnar. a
city, with a harbour.
Some writers,According to Pliny,e Circuit of
He is still liable to the same charge of ignorance, even if
we should suppose the isthmus to be contracted to its least
dimensions, and follow writers who erroneously estimate the
distance at one-half of the sum, namely 1500 stadia, to which
it is reduced by Artemidorus; but even this would not by
any means reduce the thus contracted space to the figure of a
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e historian; then Arsinoë, a city with
a harbour; next Leucolla, another harbour; then the promontory Pedalium, above which is a hill, rugged, lofty, and
table-shaped, sacred to Venus; to this hill from Cleides are
680 stadia. Then to CitiumNear the present Larnaka. the navigation along the coast
is for the greater part difficult and among bays. Citium has
a close harbour. It is the birth-place of Zeno, the chief of
the Stoic sect, and of Apollonius the physician. Thence to
Berytus are 1500 stadia. Next is the city Amathus,Limasol. and
between Citium and Berytus, a small city called Palæa, and
a pap-shaped mountain, Olympus; then follows Curias,Cape Gata a
promontory of a peninsular form, to which from ThroniCape Greg are
700 stadia; then the city Curium,Piscopia. with a harbour, founded
Here we may observe the negligence of the author, whether
Hedylus, or whoever he was, of the elegiac lines which begin,
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Egypt is difficult of access, i. e. from the eastern side towards
Phœnicia and Judæa, and on the side of Arabia Nabatæa,
which is contiguous; through which countries the road to
The country between the Nile and the Arabian Gulf is
Arabia, and at its extremity is situated Pelusium. But the
whole is desert, and not passable by an army. The isthmus
between Pelusium and the recess of the Arabian Gulf near
Heroopolis is 1000 stadia; but, according to Poseidonius, less
than 1500 stadia in extent. Besides its being sandy and
without water, it abounds with reptiles, which burrow in the
In sailing up the river from Schedia to Memphis,Memphis was the residence of the Pharaohs, who succeeded Psammitichus, B. C. 616. The Memphite Nome rose into importance on the
decline of the kingdom of Thebais, and was itself in turn eclipsed by the
Hellenic kingdom of Alexandria. The village of Mitranieh, half concealed
in a grove of palm trees, about ten miles south of Giz
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Carthage is the island
Corsura.Pantellaria. On the other side of the strait opposite to these
places is Sicily and Lilybæum,Marsala. at the distance of (about)
1500 stadia; for this is said to be the distance from Lilybæum to Carthage. Not far from Corsura and Sicily are
other islands, among which is Ægimurus.Kramer is of opily near Ethiopia. These are the
customs of the interior.
The circuit of the Great Syrtis is about 3930 stadia,See b. ii. c. v. § 20.
its depth to the recess is 1500 stadia, and its breadth at the
mouth is also nearly the same. The difficulty of navigating
both these and the Lesser Syrtis [arises from the circumstances
of] te name Hesperides, which
name seems to have been derived from the fancy which found the fabled
Gardens of the Hesperides in the fertile terraces of Cyrenaïca. is 1500 stadia in length.
Above this length of coast, and extending to the Altars of the
Philæni, are situated an African nation called Nasamones.
The intervening dista<