A Dictionary of Ancient Geography: Explaining the Local Appellations in Sacred, Grecian, and Roman History; Exhibiting the Extent of Kingdoms, and Situations of Cities, &c. And Illustrating the Allusions and Epithets in the Greek and Roman Poets. The Whole Established by Proper Authorities, and Designed for the Use of Schools
G. Robinson, 1773 - 628
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Strona 16 - He used to thank the gods for three things ; that he was born a reasonable creature, and not a beast ; a man, and not a woman ; a Greek, and not a Barbarian.
Strona 7 - Quiritum only, or private right ; as right of liberty, of gentility, or dignity of family, facrifice, marriage, &c. For it was long a rule, never to grant the liberty of the city in full to colonies ; nor is there any inftance to the contrary, till after the Social war, in the year of the city fix hundred and fixty-two.
Strona 3 - Liguria, at the confluence of the Stura and Tanarus. Suetonius calls it a municipium, and the people Pollentina Plebs. It was famous for its abundance of black fleeces; but was afterwards, under Arcadius and Honorius, ftained with a defeat rather of the Romans under Stilico than of the Goths under Alaricus.
Strona 5 - ... Dictionaries are commodious, they are likewise fallacious: he whose works exhibit an apparent connexion and regular subordination cannot easily conceal his ignorance, or favour his idleness; the completeness of one part will show the deficiency of another: but the writer of a Dictionary may silently omit what he does not know; and his ignorance, if it happens to be discovered, slips away from censure under the name of forgetfulness.
Strona 5 - I fhall not often be found to have ufed. I have not only digefted former Dictionaries into my alphabet, but have confulted the ancient Geographers, without neglecting other authors. I have in fome degree enlightened ancient by modern Geography, having given the fituation of places from later obfervation. Names are often changing, but place is always the fame, and to know it exactly is always of importance...
Strona 4 - Philistines (Bible) ; which lay along the Mediterranean, from Joppa to the boundary of Egypt, and extending to inland places not far from the coast.
Strona 11 - Romans \\ere fo far from being difpleafed, that by a vote of the people, they had the freedom of the city granted them.