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

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This artifice of Lexicography 1 hope 1 {hall not often be found to have ufed. I have nor only digefied former Dic 'tionaries into my alphabet, but have confulted the ancient Geographers, without neglecting Other authors. I have in fom'e 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: there is no ufe'of erring with the ancients, whole knowledge of the globe was very imperfeét; I have therefore ufed ancient names and modern calculations. The longitude 1s reckon ed from London to the eaf't and well.

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