The Geography System of Herodotus Examined and Explained, by a Comparison with Those of Other Ancient Authors, and with Modern Geography ...

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C.J.G. & F. Rivington, 1830
 

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Página 417 - This lake had three islands, larger than Cerne; from which proceeding a day's sail, we came to the extremity of the lake, that was overhung by large mountains, inhabited by savage men, clothed in skins of wild beasts, who drove us away by throwing stones, and hindered us from landing.
Página 111 - Sesostris made a regular distribution of the lands of ./Egypt. He assigned to each ./Egyptian a square piece of ground ; and his revenues were drawn from the rent, which every individual annually paid him. Whoever was a sufferer by the inundation of the Nile, was permitted to make the king acquainted with his loss. Certain officers were appointed to inquire into the particulars of the injury, that no man might be taxed beyond his ability. It may not be improbable to suppose that this was the origin...
Página 105 - Rennell, in his work on the Geographical System of Herodotus, observes that " the configuration and composition of the low lands leave no room for doubt that the sea once washed the base of the rocks on which the pyramids of Memphis stand, the present base of which is washed by the inundation of the Nile at an elevation of seventy or eighty feet above the Mediterranean ; but when we attempt to carry back our ideas to the remote period when the foundation of the delta was first laid, we are lost in...
Página 424 - Sailing quickly away thence we passed a country burning with fires and perfumes ; and streams of fire supplied from it fell into the sea. The country was impassable on account of the heat. We sailed quickly thence, being much terrified ; and passing on for four days, we discovered at night a country full of fire. In the middle was a lofty fire, larger than the rest, which seemed to touch the stars. When day came we discovered it to be a large hill, called the Chariot of the Gods.
Página 359 - Libya is surrounded by the sea. The first person who has proved this, was, as far as we are able to judge, Necho king of Egypt. When he had desisted from his attempt to join by a canal the Nile with the Arabian Gulf, he despatched some vessels...
Página 289 - ... is separated from the stone. This meal is then mixed with a little water, and formed into cakes ; which, when dried in the sun, resemble in colour and flavour the sweetest gingerbread. The stones are afterwards put into a vessel of water, and shaken about, so as to separate the meal which may still...
Página 243 - LVIII. The two oracles of Egyptian Thebes and of Dodona have an entire resemblance to each other. The art of divination, as now practised in our temples, is thus derived from Egypt ; at least the Egyptians were the first who introduced the sacred festivals, processions, and supplications, and from them the Greeks were instructed. Of this it is to me a sufficient testimony, that these religious ceremonies are in Greece but of modern date, whereas in Egypt they have been in use from the remotest antiquity.
Página 73 - Sea, not far from Patumos, an Arabian town, They began to sink this canal in that part of Egypt which is nearest Arabia. Contiguous to it is a mountain, which stretches towards Memphis, and contains quarries of stone. Commencing at the foot of this, it extends from west to east, through a considerable tract of country, and where a mountain opens to the south, is discharged into the Arabian gulf.
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