Mitchell's Ancient Geography, Designed for Academies, Schools and Families; A System of Classical and Sacred Geography Embellished with Engravings of

Mitchell's Ancient Geography, Designed for Academies, Schools and Families; A System of Classical and Sacred Geography Embellished with Engravings of

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: ...Further Spain). Hence this country was sometimes called the Two Spains. Q. 1. What did Hispania inclnde? What was it called, &c.? From what was the name derived? 2. Who were the first known inhabitants? What were they noted for? What nation established colonies in Spain? What did the latter acquire? The Greeks? 3. What occurred during the 4. In the time of Augustus, Hispa'nia Citeri'or received the name of Tarraconen'sis; the other province was divided into the provinces of Baeti'ca and Lusita'nia. The first took its name from Tar'raco, the capital; the second, from the river Bae'tis; and the third, from the Lusita'nii, one of its principal tribes. Hispa'nia was famous for its silver, which was so abundant that the most common utensils were made of it. During the times of the Romans, 40,000 men were employed in the mines. 5. Spain was the first country beyond Italy that submitted to the Romans, but its final conquest baffled the efforts of the ablest commanders for almost half a century. Under the sway of Rome it became populous, and the peo. pie cultivated learning and the arts with success. The Sen'ecas (father and son), Mar'tial, Quintil'ian, Lu'can, Mela, and other learned men, were Roman Spaniards. 6. Tar'raco was the capital of Roman Spain; it was greatly improved by the Scipios. Iler'da was noted for its brave defence against Caesar by Afranius and Petro'nius, the lieutenants of Pompey. At Bil'bilis the poet Mar'tial was born. Os'ca was noted for its public schools, established by Serto'rius: here the latter was assassinated by Perpen'na and others, B. C. 73. Numan'tia, though without walls, and with a very inferior force, bravely withstood the Romans for fourteen years. 7. Calagur'ris was besieged by Pompey during the Serto'rian war, ..show more

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  • 9781236507303