Selections from Strabo: With an Introduction on Strabo's Life and Works

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Clarendon Press, 1893 - Geography, Ancient - 376 pages

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Page 140 - Troiae tristesque ruinas solabar fatis contraria fata rependens; nunc eadem fortuna viros tot casibus actos 240 insequitur. Quem das finem, rex magne, laborum? Antenor potuit mediis elapsus Achivis Illyricos penetrare sinus atque intima tutus regna Liburnorum et fontem superare Timavi, unde per ora novem vasto cum murmure montis 245 it mare proruptum et pelago premit arva sonanti.
Page 361 - Art thou better than populous No, that was situate among the rivers, that had the waters round about it, whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was from the sea?
Page 160 - From the still glassy lake that sleeps Beneath Aricia's trees — Those trees in whose dim shadow The ghastly priest doth reign, The priest who slew the slayer, And shall himself be slain...
Page 359 - And lastly — only discovered recently — are long galleries hewn in the rock, and opening from time to time — say every fifty yards — into high arched vaults, under each of which reposes the most magnificent black marble sarcophagus that can be conceived — a chamber rather than a coffin — smooth and sculptured within and without ; grander by far than even the granite sarcoptmgi of the Theban kings — how much grander than any human sepulchres anywhere else.
Page 354 - I have seen standing in its proper place, and there it has stood for nearly four thousand years. It is the oldest known in Egypt, and therefore in the world — the father of all that have arisen since. It was raised about a century before the coming of Joseph ; it has looked down on his marriage with Asenath; it has seen the growth of Moses...
Page 55 - BC 66, is a mere inference, and rests upon no satisfactory evidence.5 3. The Geography of Strabo is not only the most important geographical work that has come down to us from antiquity ; but it is unquestionably one of the most important ever produced by any Greek or Roman writer. It was indeed, so far as we know, the first attempt to bring together all the geographical knowledge that was attainable in his day, and to compose what would be called in modern times a general treatise on geography.
Page 42 - ... Athenaeus (about the beginning of the third century) refers to it in two passages, but neither of these has any direct bearing on geography : its geographical importance is first recognised by Marcianus of Heraclea — a writer who cannot be placed earlier than the third century — who mentions Strabo as one of the authorities most to be relied on with respect to distances. With this exception we hardly find any reference 1 15.

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