Lectures On Ancient Ethnography And Geography; Comprising Greece And Her Colonies, Epirus…

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byBarthold Georg Niebuhr

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...of the sultans to whom the district belonged as a fief, they were enabled to pay a large tribute, but lived in the interior quite undisturbed and without suffering any ill usage. Their excellent warehouses, which were known also to German merchants, are now entirely destroyed, although the inhabitants have not risen against the Porte. This is the physical outline of the mountains. Phthiotis is an entirely mountainous country between Othrys, the Euboean sea and the gulf of lolcus; but the mountains are not high. The remaining part of Thessaly is not absolutely a plain, for the mountains rise gradually, and the country is intersected by ranges of hills. Thessaly has two gulfs, that near Thermopylae called MaiaKo; or JTuXat/co?, and the Uo/yacrTt/cO? or 'IwX/emj?. I shall now proceed to consider the population. According to the most ancient traditions, Thessaly was inhabited by all kinds of people of quite different names. The poets are fond of applying to the country, in the ancient mythical period, the name Aemonia, which in those times is not an inappropriate name for Thessaly.1 Among its earliest inhabitants, we have mention of the Lapithae, who dwelt on mount Pelion, I do not exactly know where, and are said to have expelled the Centauri. It is quite clear that the Greeks, in their mythology, conceived the Centaurs only as mythical beings; the explanation of a race of men living on horseback, is of late origin, and altogether 1 " MSS. and editions of Latin poets frequently have Haemonia, but I cannot venture to decide as to whether it is right or wrong. The Greeks have generally Alfiovia, and rarely Aipovia; in like manner Aios is more common than Alos, and it is doubtful whether the former is not a change made by editors." 160 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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...of the sultans to whom the district belonged as a fief, they were enabled to pay a large tribute, but lived in ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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