A Sketch of Antient Geography

Paperback | May 19, 2012

bySamuel Butler

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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. 1855 Excerpt: ...Vulcan when he fell from heaven, who is therefore called the Lemnian God. It is now called Stalimine, according to a corruption which we have frequently noticed. Lemnos was infamous for the massacre committed by the Lemnian women on their husbands and all the male inhabitants of the island, a full account of which is given by Valerius Flaccus, in the Jures licet et Samothracum Et nostrorum aras. Jut. Sat. III. 44. second book of his Argonautics. Its principal town was Myrina, now Palceocastro, in the forum of which was the famous statue of the ox, by Myron. South-west of Lemnos was Neae, and still south-west the small island of Peparethus, or Piperi; and south-west of it Halonnesus, or Dromo. Westward of this, off the coast of Magnesia, were the islands of Scopelos and Sciathos, which keep their names. South of these, below the Maliacus Sinus, was the large island of Euboea, lying along the coast of Locris, Boeotia, and Attica. The channel separating Euboea from the continent becomes very narrow opposite to Aulis, and was called Euripus, whence the city of Chalcis, on its eastern side, derives its modern name of Egripo, or, by a still further corruption, Negropont, a term also given to the whole island. Next in importance to Chalcis was Eretria, now Gravilinais, a little below it. At the south extremity of Euboea are two celebrated promontories, the southern, called Gerastus, not far from which was Carystus, now Castel Rosso, remarkable for its fine marble quarries; the other, on the eastern, or Egean side, called Caphareus, memorable for the shipwreck of the Grecian fleet on their return from Troy. At the northern extremity of Euboea was Histiaea, or Oreus, now Orio. This part of the coast of Euboea was called the Artemisium littus. East of this part of Eu...

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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. 1855 Excerpt: ...Vulcan when he fell from heaven, who is therefore called the Lemnian God. It is now called Stalimine, according to a corruption ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:May 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217675131

ISBN - 13:9780217675130

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