Studia Pontica Volume 1

Studia Pontica Volume 1

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...to this hill, which is visible from Kavak; but it is evidently identical with the colline conique a deux heures environ loin de Kavak au sud-est, on the summit of which there has been discovered, together with many fragments of pottery and terracotta statuettes, an inscription recording a dedication to Apollo Did(ymeus) (a). IX. AMISOS-PHANAROEA-NEOCAESAREIA 23.I arrived at Samsun on the afternoon of July 19 and found that my friends had landed from the steamer the same morning. It was delightful after two months' fatiguing sojourn in the interior to find oneself by the placid pale-blue waters of the Black Sea and in the comparative comfort of a Greek Hotel; and I was glad to rest for the few days necessary to make arrangements for our new journey. When we were nearly ready to start, official difficulties suddenly appeared to delay us for another day and we did not set out till late in the morning of the 23rd. Our chief object was to examine the country lying between Niksar and the Halys with the view of discovering whether this was not the line of a great trunk-road from the Euphrates to the Bosporus. The establishment of such a route would be a fact of the first importance not only from the point of view of Mithridatic history and Roman administration but as throwing a new light on the principle which guided Pompey in selecting sites for city centres designed to diffuse the Graeco-Roman civilization over the newly conquered country and so to prepare it for full admission into the Empire. A subsidiary object was to explore with some care the vast plain of Tokat now called Kaz Ova, the Dazimonitis of Strabo, which had never been systematically examined by any traveller. On our arrival at the Halys we intended to follow...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236823753
  • 9781236823755