Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa. 3. Ed Volume 1

Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa. 3. Ed 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. 1813 edition. Excerpt: ... In Motraye's time it was a place of more consi-Chap-xyh, deration than we found it. He was there in the beginning of the last century', and describes it as "considerable for its commerce, in hides, caviare, honey, Circassian slaves, and horses." He supposed its castle stood where the Antients place their Patrceus; and "two eminences," says he "which are named The point of the island, may have been their Achilleum Promontorium." This seems sufficient to prove that here was the situation of Cimmerium, stationed, as Pliny mentions, "ultimo in ostio." It had formerly, observes the same geographer, borne the name of Cerberion. Pallas remarks', that Temrook may probably have been the Cimbricus of Strabo. From this place Motraye began his journey, when he discovered, in so remarkable a manner, the ruins of a Greek city in Circassia, seeming, from an inscription he found there, to have been Apaturus. All that we can collect from the obscurity involving this part of his narrative, is, that, leaving Temrook, he turned to the right, and, crossing a river, called by the Tartars The Great Water (probably the Kuban), arrived, after a journey of one hundred and ten hours8, at those ruins: also, that they were situated in a mountainous country; for he observes, that the Tartars of the mountains were not so civil as those of the plains. It follows, therefore, that Pliny is not speaking (2) Strab. Geogr.lib. ii. p. 722. edit. Oxon. 1807. (3) Motraye was at Temrook in December 1711. SeeTrav. vol. II. p. 40. (4) Ibid. (5) Travels through the Southern Provinces, &c. vol. II. p. 315. (6) The editor of the Oxford Strabo makes it five days and six hours. This is evidently a mistake, as will appear by consulting the text. more

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