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A background of old Geography one of the Greeks and Romans, From the Earliest a while until the autumn of the Roman Empire - Vol. II via E. H. Bunbury.
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Polybiua gh� the length of the Adriatic from the Pelo­ ponn- (oppoai&e to LeuaMli&) to the hmd of the Gulf of Quaneio at 8l50 atadia (ap. Btnb. l. " (&L iv. f-0). It waa the ODly Greek colony in thia part of Ita17. 1 Polyb.. ii. 16. Utanoe being 1888 than 600 G. milea. Hence, u uaual, 0-llin mat to uplain his error by BDppoaing him to ha't'e made 'Ille or a -a. ltade. But u the Btrabo, i. S, § 111. Boymn1111 Chim, "· '778-778. Aocording to this author, whoia doulKI- I diatanoes given from the Peloponneee fbllowing earlier authorities, the i to Leucadia, thenoe to Ooroyra, and Danube flowed hy tl:ve mouths into the thence again to the Acrooeraunian EU%ine, and by two into the Adriatic.

Pol1b. ap. Bhab. iv. 4, p. 208. " "'J muoh in the ame manner as that now found in Auatnlia. It often occurred in lumpa or " nugget& " of the lim of beall8 or JIMI. The worka were doubtl- eoon exbauated, an d seem to have � to exist long before the time of Strabo, who refen to them quite aa a. thing of the put. 4 :s:uiv. 10. nd of the Me­ dulli, which he regarded. ,, f+or rrtaBi.. ,, irl nbr Spo11r flir 'l'rMW '"""­ /J

Plin. B. N. v. 195). , oUd,O'nn, Plin. B. N. vi 88, § 206. Thia f 40. 3S POLYBIUS. '. I. ' In consequence of this error he had to bring down the coasts of Gaul an d Liguria much too far to the south, and give a much narrower form to the Mediterranean, than had been suppoeed by Eratosthenes and his followers, who, as we have seen, placed Massilia almost exactly in its true posi tion. 1 But in this case, as in several nm total wu made 11p of the following detaila :-From the Strait. in a straight line due east to Sicily he reckoned 1260 miles and a half, tbenoe to Crete • • • S75 mil1111 ,.

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