A History of Ancient Geography Among the Greeks and Romans by E. H. Bunbury

By E. H. Bunbury

A background of historical Geography one of the Greeks and Romans, From the Earliest a long time until the autumn of the Roman Empire - Vol. II by way of E. H. Bunbury.
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204, he was th e son of Lycortas, one of the most distinguished leaders of the Achiean League, and was early initiated in political and military atrairs. o. 167) he was one of the Acbreans selected as men of rank and influence tC? be sent as hostages to Rome, where he remained seventeen years ; and during this period be had not only the opportunity of studying the political institutions and history of Rome, which were still very im­ perfectly known to the Greeks in general, but he contracted close personal friendships with many of the leading Roman statesmen ; among others with the younger Scipio Africanus, whom at a later period he accompanied during the Third Punie War.

Iv. 6, p. 209. tl A. 23 POLYBIUS. r. 2. er : and the discovery soon after of gold mines of extraordinary richness in the land of the Taurisci, a Norican tribe,2 mut have tended greatly to increase the com­ munication with Italy. 3 Notwithstanding the valuable information acquired by its great superiority to that Pol ybius concerning the Alps, and of his predecessors, we must not suppose that he had an y thing like a · clear geographical acquaintance with the course and configuration of that great chain.

1�107. • Polyb. ap. Btr&b. xiv. p. 668. JOIENT GEOGRAPHY. P. XVII. Bactria, to sub­ though leaving him the title or king-crossed the (Indian) Caucasus, and deecended into India, where he � newed with Sophagasenus, the Indian king, the relations of friendship contracted by Seleucus I. racottus, about years before, and received from him a number of addi­ tional elephants. Ambia, from whence the y derived large quantities of myrrh and frank­ incense, as well 88 with the Greeks of Seleucia. 1 § 12.

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