An Universal History; The Ancient Part Volume 6

An Universal History; The Ancient Part Volume 6

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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. 1747 edition. Excerpt: ...sometimes as allies, and sometimes at auxiliaries, and which have been already interspersed in the history of the foregoing kingdoms, till the famous Achean league which proved so fatal to them, and of which we shall give an account in its proper place. The rest of their time was spent in mutual excursions between them and their neighbours the Calydanians. Pleuroniam, Dorians, and Locrians, of whom we are to speak next, and especially with the Ozoleans and Acarnanians, whose territories lay on each side AEtolia. These two last being more obscure and inconsiderable than any of the rest, the reader will find all we think needs be said of them in the following note (D). The Apollod. 1. iii. c. 7. (D) The Ozoleans, as we observed in the geography of AEtolia, were situate on the eall of that kingdom. It was a small territory, lying on the north coast of the bay of Corinth, and extending itself above twelve miles northwards, where it was contiguous with Locris, On the west, it was bounded by the river Ewnut, which parted them from AEtolia, and on the east they had the kingdom of Phocis, spoken of in the close of the sixth section of this chapter. Its chief towns were Naupatlus, situate on the mouth of the river abovementioned, which was often contended for by the AEtolians, and at length became wholly theirs.-It was called by that nauifc from thsHtratlida build ing their navy there, with which they invaded Peloponnesus; but is now known by that of Lefanto, and was taken from die Venetians by Bajasct. The Ozoleans bid fair for being some of the ancientest inhabitants of these parts, if we admit the etymon which some give us of their names; and that they were so called so from the stench, which their cloathmg (which was the raw hides oshow more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236631498
  • 9781236631497