A History of Ancient Geography Among the Greeks and Romans by E. H. Bunbury

By E. H. Bunbury

Excerpt from A historical past of historic Geography, Vol. 1 of two: one of the Greeks and Romans From the Earliest a long time until eventually the autumn of the Roman Empire

The current paintings is designed to provide a deficiency, which i've got cause to think has been felt through classical students. whereas there is not any wish of simple treatises on historical geography, and the necessities of the extra complex scholar are totally replied by way of the flowery articles in Dr. Smith's Dictionary of historical Geography as far as pertains to the main points of specific locations and international locations, it truly is extraordinary that there doesn't exist within the English language the sort of ancient evaluate of the topic as an entire, as is to be present in the introductions to the works of Mannert, Ukert, and Forbiger. yet even those treatises, along with being restricted to scholars who're accustomed to the German language, can infrequently be stated to fulfill the calls for of both the coed or the geographer at this time day. Ukert's introductory quantity was once released way back to 1816, and that of Mannert nonetheless prior, whereas the newer paintings of Forbiger (itself released in 1841) is so disfigured by means of the buildup of cumbrous and pointless lists of names as to be altogether repulsive to the English reader.

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I. His accurate knowledge of the Nile and § 30. He gave § 29. Ignorant of the rest of Africa. § 32. few details of countries. § 31. His division into Sphragides. His views on Homeric geography. § 33. Imperfect ideas of physical geography. § 34. Speculations on changes in sea level. § 35. Notices .. Page 615 .. ,, of chan2:es in surface of earth NOTE A. Observations of latitude Gossellin's theory „ B. c. „ „ D. Southern limit of habitable world Distance from Alexandria to Rhodes E. Pi-omontory of Tamarus .

In the ; ; difficult to believe that the Phoenicians actually made the voyage to the Baltic, and brought amber from thence, than that they visited Cornwall in quest of tin. In later times the That the substance called in electrum " {^XeKTpoi') is, in some instances at least (Odyss. xv. 460 xviii. 296) no other than amber, appears to me certain, notwitlistanding the arguments that have been urged on the other side. The recent discovery of amber beads in large quantities by Dr. Schliemann at Mycense lends a strong corroboration to this view, and proves beyond a doubt that amber was imported into Greece in very early ^ Homer '' ; ages.

Tima^us : No " CONTENTS OF VOL. Geographical notices contained in it. The island The treatise " De Mirabilibus his historical work. of Mictis. § 9. XXVll I. Theophrastus. c. notices contained in § 10. General extension of trade and intercourse .. .. § 11. Page 589 PAGE 607 NOTE A. Myos Ilormus „ B. African elephants .. ,. ib. „ C. , .. , „ D. Monument of Adulis .. „ E. * .. F. Dimensions of Britain „ G. Sir G. Lewis on credibility of Pytheas „ H. Astronomical phenomena at Thule ,, Curious First notice of the Fortunate Islands.

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