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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...of fine olive-trees extending over the old Crisaean plain. The waters of the Pleistus are turned in all directions into narrow channels for the purpose of irrigating these plantations. After walking for about an hour through this delightful plain with bright anemones on every side, we began to ascend the steep hill, and after a while had a beautiful retrospect of the surroundings of Itia; the little gulf of Galaxfdi, at the head of which it stands, the blue waters of the gulf of Corinth, and beyond these, the snow-clad mountains of Arcadia. By this time the day had become exceedingly hot, and, after nearly half an hour's climb, we were glad to reach the village of Chrys6 with its fountains of cool water and its welcome store of oranges, with 1 According to Mure's Tour, i 182, these camels 'originally formed, it is said, part of the baggage trainof some of the great Turkish armaments, more especially of that fitted out against the Morea in 1822, and destroyed by the Greeks in the defiles between Argos and Corinth, upon which occasion the animals were captured and sold, and have since been employed for commercial purposes.' which we refreshed ourselves while sitting in a balcony over a garden with a magnificent view towards the gulf. Chrys6 is in point of time about half-way to Delphi. On starting afresh, we went on by winding paths of indescribable roughness, toiling up the steep ascent, but gladdened from time to time by glorious views of the valley of Salona, and by the cool breezes blowing toward us from the north-west over lofty mountains crowned with snow. The highest of these is now called Kiona,1 doubtless a corruption of-ibva, but its ancient name is quite unknown, although, excepting Olympus, it must have been the highest mountain...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236905644
  • 9781236905642