Course of ancient geography

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byHenry Immanuel Smith

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...3. Who were the earliest inhabitants; why called Bruttii, dwelling where? 4. 'What became of them after the 2J l'unic war? 5. What rivers in Bruttium, bearing what modern to have given rise to the fable of Charybdis, there 13 now not the slightest trace, although on and around this rock, or perhaps rocks, the waters are greatly agitated; and the only danger to sailors in passing Scylla arises from vessels being sometimes impelled towards the rock, in consequence of the current and wind being in opposition. CITIES OP BEU1TIU JT. 6. Crimisa or Crimissa, on the E. coast, on a promontory of the same name, and a little S. of the river Crimisus, on the banks of which Timoleon defeated the Carthaginians B. C. 339, is said to have been founded by Philoctetes on his return from the siege of Troy, and here his tomb is said to have stood on the shore. I. Petelia or Petilia, the site of which is now" occupied by Strongoli, on the E. coast, was also founded according to tradition, by Philoctetes. It was situated N. of Croton, to whose territory it originally belonged; but it was afterwards conquered by the Lucanians. 8. It remained faithful to the Romans, when the other cities of Bruttium revolted to Hannibal, and it was not till after a long and desperate resistance that it was taken by one of Hannibal's generals. It was repeopled by Hannibal with Bruttians, but the Romans subsequently collected the remains of the former population, and put them again in possession of the town. 9. Croton or Crotona, a Greek city on the E. coast, on the river Aesarus, (Esaro,) and in a very healthy locality, was founded by the Achaeans under Myscellus of Aegae, assisted by the Spartans, B. C. 710. Its extensive commerce, the virtue of its inhabitants, and the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...3. Who were the earliest inhabitants; why called Bruttii, dwelling where? 4. 'What became of them after the 2J ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217925979

ISBN - 13:9780217925976

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