Larcher's Notes on Herodotus; Hist. and Crit. Comments on the History of Herodotus, with a Chronological Table. from the French. in 2 Vols Volume 1

Larcher's Notes on Herodotus; Hist. and Crit. Comments on the History of Herodotus, with a Chronological Table. from the French. in 2 Vols Volume 1

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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. 1844 edition. Excerpt: ...it, allow ourselves to be guided by the estimate of probabilities, then we roust conclude that the Nasamones first went south-westward to Fezzan, and thence proceeded nearly southwards to the frontiers of Bornii; the river which they met being the Yeou, which runs into lake Chad. This supposition is rendered more likely by the circumstance that the track here marked out for the Nasamones became, at a later period, a frequented road; the Berber tribes on the frontiers of Bornu being all from Augila, in the neighbourhood of the Nasamones. Modern geographers, however, yielding more to the vague impressions of the grand and mysterious than to calculations of probability, have generally decided that the first explorers of the great desert went from the Syrtis direct to Tomboktu. But this city was not founded for seventeen centuries after the journey in question: and, besides, the great river which flows in a northerly course towards Tomboktu runs eastward from this point only six or seven days, having the desert on its northern bank, when it turns towards the south through a dry and hilly country The distance between Fezzan and Tomboktu being considered, as well as the short space during which the river in that locality holds an easterly course, it is in the highest degree improbable that the river seen by the Nasamones was the river of Tomboktu. 72. "AxrttrOai Kapirov. Eat fruits. 'AirrioOai Kapirov is not to gather fruits, but to eat them '. Ta yap opvta Kal rirpairoca Sua avOpiiiruv as-nrac. " For the birds and the quadrupeds which are accustomed to feed on human bodies, &c." Longus also uses this expression in speaking of the dogs who, taking Dorcon for a wolf, tore him to pieces with their teeth ' Tov aiifiarot jfirroi To...show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236646746
  • 9781236646743