By E. H. Bunbury
A heritage of historical Geography one of the Greeks and Romans, From the Earliest a long time until eventually the autumn of the Roman Empire - Vol. II by means of E. H. Bunbury.
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Note B, p. to. ' Polyb. iii. 87. • D HISTORY OP ANCJERT GEOGRAPHY. 34 CJwo. :xvu. able, and that it was in fact inhabited. hara. uses. • § 16. Although Polybins, writing 88 a historian and poli tician, would naturally give his attention rather to physical ·geography, and the natural boundaries and leading geo graphical features of countries, than to the more technical parts of the science, he yet seems to have rightly compre hended the necessity of laying down a correct map of the different countries with which he was concerned ; and thus bestowed considerable pains upon the determination of dis tances, as well as the configuration of lands and seas.
Xvn. ementa are reported by Pliny and others. The whole distance by aet1 from the Straits of Gibraltar to the mouth of the Pains MEOtis he reckoned at 3437 miles, following the most direct course that was possible. euggsation, the origin of which we The cliatance are 1111&hle to explain. prellion " portum Horinorum � " b the port from which men tnded with Britain, ii lingu1ar: but thil probably heloup to PliD7 and � to Polybi111. Nora A. POLYBIUS. 37 NOTE A, p. 22. a of a note to attempt the di8Culllrion of the much disp uted queetion of the paaaage of the Alps by Han nibal.
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. From the few portions that remain to us of this part of his history it seems probable that Polybius followed, in regard to the remoter provinces of Asia, the same rule that he had laid down to himself with respect to Gaul and the Alpine tribes, of introducing 88 few proper names of places as possible, except such as might be supposed already familiar to Greek ears : like Hecatompylus and Zariaspa.