Compendium of Ancient Geography, Volumen1

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R. M'Dermut and D.D. Arden, 1814
 

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Página 380 - Led on the eternal Spring. Not that fair field Of Enna, where Proserpine gathering flowers, Herself a fairer flower, by gloomy Dis Was gather'd, which cost Ceres all that pain To seek her through the world...
Página 380 - Castalian spring, might with this Paradise Of Eden strive; nor that Nyseian isle Girt with the river Triton, where old Cham, \ Whom Gentiles Ammon call and...
Página 316 - ... thus denominated from Phrygians who occupied this country after the destruction of Troy. The testimony of Strabo is explicit ; and if the Trojans are called Phrygians by Virgil, they became so by usurpation ; and that accidental event will not justify us in obliterating the distinction between Mysia and PHRYGIA, as provinces. But by a dismemberment which the kingdom of Bithynia suffered on the part of the Romans, and to the advantage of the kings of Pergamus, this part of the territory, which...
Página 127 - Rhatiu were a colony of the Tusci, or Tuscans, a civilized nation, established, in this country when the Gauls came to invade Italy. This colony, becoming savage, and infesting Cisalpine Gaul, were subjugated under the reign of Augustus by Drusus. And because the Vindelici armed in favour of their neighbours, Tiberius sent a force that reduced them also to obedience. This double conquest formed a province called RhaHa, comprehending Vindelicia, without obliterating altogether the distinction.
Página 315 - The Phryges were of Thracian origin according to Strabo ; and their first establishments, from the time that Gordius and Midas reigned over this nation, were towards the sources of the Sangar, which divided their territory from Bithynia, according to the report of the same author. It is to this part, although at first but of small extent, compared with its subsequent expansion, that the name of...
Página 365 - Jjazi, which anteriorly was only proper to a particular nation, comprised in the limits of what is now named Guria, on the southern bank of the Faz. That which is now known under the name of...
Página 246 - We comprehend under this name the country which, between .the limits of Thrace and Macedon on the south, and the banks of the Ister, or Danube, on the north, extends in length, eastward, from Pannonia, and Illyricum to the Euxine sea. It must be remarked, that the name of the country, and of the nation, is also written MYSIA, and MYSI; as the name of the province south of the Propontis, in Asia, and of its people, who issued from the IvLEsiA now under consideration.
Página 15 - Batica and Lusitania ; at the same time that the citerior assumed the name of Tarraconensis, from Tarraco, its metropolis. This Tarraconois occupied all the northern part from the foot of the Pyrenees to the mouth of the Durius, where Lusitania terminated ; and the eastern, almost entire, to the confines of...
Página 398 - Palastina is derived from the Philistines. For notwithstanding that the Hebrew people established themselves in Canaan, the Philistines maintained possession of a maritime country, which extended to the limits of Egypt. And there is reason to believe that it was the Syrians who, by a greater attachment to this people than to a nation originally foreign in the country, have given occasion to the extension of the name of Palestine, which is found in history at the time of Herodotus, and which the Jewish...
Página 301 - Leuco-Syri, or White Syrians, which was given to the Cappadocians, extended to a people who inhabited PONTUS ; and it is plainly seen that the term Pontus distinguished the maritime people from those who dwelt in the Mediterranean country. This great space extending to Colchis...

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