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Ancient Geography; For the Use of Schools and Private Students (Paperback) Loot Price: R383
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Ancient Geography; For the Use of Schools and Private Students (Paperback): Archibald Hamilton Bryce

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Ancient Geography; For the Use of Schools and Private Students (Paperback)

Archibald Hamilton Bryce

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 Excerpt: ...were Ionic Greeks, and the Athenians were the principal colonisers of the island. (1.) Chalcis was one of the most important of Ionic cities, and at an early period had a very extensive commerce. It engaged largely in the planting of colonies--in Italy (e.g., Camae, its earliest), Macedonia, Sicily, the smaller islands, and Thrace. Chalcis gave name to the promontory of Chalcidice, in consequence of the many cities which it founded there. It was the birthplace of the orator Isaeus, who flourished about B.C. 400; and the scene of the death of Aristotle, B.C. 322. (2.) Eretria was the second town of the island. It aided the lonians in their revolt, B.C. S00, and was in revenge destroyed by the Persians, B.C. 490. Another Eretria was afterwards built, a little to the south of the former town. Other towns in Euboea were--Carystus, in the south; Styra, Aedepsus, and Dion, on the west coast; Oreos, on the north; with Cerinthus and Cyme, on the east. At the south-east of the island was the Promontory Caphareus (Cape Dnro), famed for its storms; and in the north, Artemisium (Syrochori), off which the Persian fleet was defeated, B.C. 480; Cenaeum, in the north-west, opposite Thermopylae; and Geraestus, in the south, with a temple of Poseidon. IV.-CYCLADES. 1. The Cyclades group contained twelve islands, according to Strabo; but this number is increased by other geographers. The twelve are: --Ceos, Cythnos, Seriphos, Siphnos, Paros, Kazos, Delos, Bheneia, Myconos, Syros, Tenos, Andros. 2. Delos, or Ortygia (Delo, or Deli), the smallest of the Cyclades, was regarded with the greatest veneration as a sacred spot, the birthplace of Apollo and Diana, who are often called Delius and Delia respectively. Here games (Delia) were celebrated, every four years, in honour of Apol..

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: Archibald Hamilton Bryce
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 72
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-20607-7
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-236-20607-X
Barcode: 9781236206077

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