By E. H. Bunbury
Excerpt from A historical past of historical Geography, Vol. 1 of two: one of the Greeks and Romans From the Earliest a while until the autumn of the Roman Empire
The current paintings is designed to provide a deficiency, which i've got cause to think has been felt through classical students. whereas there isn't any wish of straightforward treatises on old geography, and the necessities of the extra complex scholar are absolutely spoke back via the flowery articles in Dr. Smith's Dictionary of historical Geography as far as pertains to the main points of specific areas and nations, it really is impressive that there doesn't exist within the English language such a old assessment of the topic as an entire, as is to be present in the introductions to the works of Mannert, Ukert, and Forbiger. yet even those treatises, along with being restrained to scholars who're acquainted with the German language, can infrequently be stated to satisfy the calls for of both the student or the geographer at the moment day. Ukert's introductory quantity used to be released way back to 1816, and that of Mannert nonetheless prior, whereas the more moderen paintings of Forbiger (itself released in 1841) is so disfigured by means of the buildup of cumbrous and pointless lists of names as to be altogether repulsive to the English reader.
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I. is ; xvi. 426) ; and there 8 HISTORY OF ANCIENT GEOGKAPHY. 1 same Chap. I. and the natural circumstances of Greece would in themselves lead to an early development of maritime tendencies, which would soon come to play an important part in promoting their general civilization. But among the legends of the heroic ages there was one which was referred by the concurrent testimony of the poets and logographers followed in later times by the historians and chronologers — to a period anterior to the Trojan War, though not susceptible of any definite chronological determination which will require a more particular examination in ages, points in the direction, — — connection with our present subject.
SUCCESSOBS OF ALEXANDER, Section 1. 1. Increased knowledge of India. Megasthenes. the dominion of Upper Asia. New §2. Renewed intercourse with India. Sandrafriendly relations with Seleucus. § 3. Megasthenes. Establishment of Seleucus in division of satrapies. cottus. His His work the chief authority of the ancients concerning India. § 4. Great Indian monarchy on the Ganges. § 5. Journey of Megasthenes the royal ruad. § G. His account of the Ganges and of Palibothra. : § 7. Other nations of India : constitution of monarchy.