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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 ordinary treatises on historical geography, and the necessities of the extra complex pupil are absolutely spoke back through the flowery articles in Dr. Smith's Dictionary of old Geography as far as pertains to the main points of specific areas and nations, it's amazing that there doesn't exist within the English language one of these historic overview 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, in addition to being restrained to scholars who're accustomed to the German language, can not often be stated to satisfy the calls for of both the student or the geographer at present day. Ukert's introductory quantity used to be released way back to 1816, and that of Mannert nonetheless past, whereas the more moderen paintings of Forbiger (itself released in 1841) is so disfigured via the buildup of cumbrous and pointless lists of names as to be altogether repulsive to the English reader.

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9. Cities tlie Persian Gulf: founded by him PAGE NOTE A. Gordium 5? B. PylcC Cilicise 466 467 C. Mountain Passes near 3? D. 3) E. March to the Oracle of Ammon The Oasis of Amnion .. yj J> F. 33 G. 33 'H. I. 33 K. 57 Issus ib. Thapsacus Battle of Arbela Retreat of Darius to Ecbatana Passes between Susa and Persepolis 5J L. M. 33 N. Zadracarta Estimated distances 0. Supposed measurements of Alexander's P. Rate of travelling on dromedaries Q. route 3) ib. )) T. J, U. The Indian Caucasus Artacoana and Alexandria in Ariis Routes from Herat into Bactria Prophthasia Indian tribes west of the Indus V.

Sea-board, and excluded from all extension of their territory towards the interior by ranges of mountains, which at the same time afforded them abundant materials for shipbuilding, it was but natural that they should devote themselves to and the similar instances of Amalfi, maritime pursuits Genoa, and Venice, in the middle ages, show how easily even a scanty population, beginning with very limited resources, but devoting all their energies to maritime commerce, to the tract ; : may attain to a marked superiority over all their rivals.

XII I. VOYAGE OF NEAECHUS. § 1. Authentic character of the narrative. Modern writers on the subject. § 3. Port of Alexander, § 2. No statement of point of departure. Voyage from thence to the Arabis. § 4. Coast of the Oritaa. Cocala Malana. § 5. Coast of the Ichthyophagi : difliculties and privations. § 6. Geograpliical details. § 10, § 7. with whales. § 8. Battle Voyage along the More coast of Meeting with Alexander. § 11. § 12. Duration of voyage statement. : character its : its importance Page 525 ..

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