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GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL

DESCRIPTION

OF

ASIA MINOR; ;

WITH A MAP.

BY

J. A. CRAMER, D.D.

PRINCIPAL OF NEW INN HALL, AND PUBLIC ORATOR OF THE

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

Νύν δ' αυ παρραλίης 'Ασίης πόρον εξενέπoιμι
Ος ρά τε προς νότον εισιν, εφ' Ελλήσποντον οδεύων
Και ποτί μηκίστου νότιον ρόον Αιγαίοιο. .

Dionys. PERIEG. v. 799.

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PRE FACE.

THE present volumes complete the plan I had originally proposed to myself of illustrating the geographical antiquities of the three countries, which offered the greatest interest to the classical student. Asia Minor presents a field of inquiry hardly inferior to the other two in historical importance, since it exhibits a nearly unbroken chain of events, from the siege of Troy to the downfall of Constantinople; and it possesses moreover one point of peculiar interest, from being so closely connected with the name and labours of St. Paul.

With respect to the comparative geography of this extensive and diversified country, our information on several points, more especially in the interior, is still inadequate and defective. Much certainly has been done by that eminent geographer and antiquary

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