A Description of the East and Some Other Countries

A Description of the East and Some Other Countries

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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. 1745 edition. Excerpt: ...be Sestus, being a high point of land to the south of that port, and so very proper for the erection of a trophy, on account of a victory gained in that harbour. Cynosema also is mentioned as opposite to the river Rodius, which seems to be the river at the castle over against it on the Asia side. Alopeconesus was at the western cape of the south end of the peninsula: The eastern cape was called Mastusia, where the outer castle of Europe is situated, in which a pasha always resides. To the north of it is a little bay, and a sine spot of ground, which probably was the site of Eleus; the tower or sepulchre of Protesilaus is mentioned near it, as well as a small temple to him. called by the Europeans, on the eighth of September; it is the antient mount Athos in Macedonia, now called both by ss Greeks and Turks, Haion Horos The Holy Mountain by reason that there are so many convents on it; to which the whole mountain belongs: lt is a promontory which extends almost directly from north to south, being joined to the continent by a neck of land about a mile wide, thro' which some historians say Xerxes cut a channel, in order to carry his army a short way by water, from one bay to the other; which seems very improbable; nor did I see any sign of sucha work: The bay of Contessa to the north of this neck of land was called by the antients Strymonicus; to the south is the bay of Monte Santo, antiently called Singiticus, and by the Greeks at this day Amouliane, from an istand of that name at the bottom of it, between which and the gulph of Salonica is the bay of Haia-Mamma, called by the antients Toronaeus. The nor. thern cape of this promontory is called cape Laura, and is the pro montory 'WE embarked at Lemnos, and landed at Monte Santo, as it is...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236877063
  • 9781236877062