Celebrated Travels and Travellers

Celebrated Travels and Travellers

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"[...] According to Herodotus the Ethiopians were at that time to be found above Elephantina, but commentators are induced to doubt if this learned explorer ever really visited Ethiopia, and if he did not, he may easily have learnt from the Egyptians the details that he gives of its capital, Meroe, of the worship of Jupiter and Bacchus, and the longevity of the natives. There can be no doubt, however, that he set sail for Tyre in Phoenicia, and that he was much struck with the beauty of the two magnificent temples of Hercules. He next visited Tarsus and took advantage of the information gathered on the spot, to write a short history of Phoenicia, Syria, and Palestine. We next find that he went southward to Arabia, and he calls it the Ethiopia of Asia, for he thought the[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 442 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 19.81mm | 589.67g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1507671326
  • 9781507671320

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