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

By E. H. Bunbury

A historical past of historic Geography one of the Greeks and Romans, From the Earliest a long time until the autumn of the Roman Empire - Vol. II through E. H. Bunbury.
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21 POLYBIUS. Beer. 2. - least of the principal nations adjoining the Westem Ocean, which he promises to give in detail elsewhere. ' He appears to have con­ sidered this as the most northern part of the continent of Europe. This circumstance would alone show how com plete was his ignorance of the adjoining regions. The most remote people of the interior of whom we find mention are the Arverni : ' but there is little doubt that his knowledge in this direction was really more extensive.

Polybius ' Polyb. iii. 59. VOL. II. c 18 msTORY O F ANOIElft' GEOGBAPHY. u. XVII. o. 3 No historian of antiquity was more fully alive to the im­ portance of geography, as an aid to history, than Polybius. This is not only apparent from the geographical remarks inter­ spersed through his whole work, but, like his predece&BOr Ephorus, he had set apart one whole book for a systematic treatise on geography, in which he had fully developed his views upon that subject. Unfortunately this book-the thirty­ fourth of his voluminous work-is one of those lost to us : the fragments preserved to us by Strabo and others being very inconsiderable.

526 : and the excellent article on his life in Dr. Smith's IXet. of Bi�. vol. iii. pp. �S--ff8. ' Polyb. iii. 89. rat time : but it it mentioned inci­ dentally as the well-known limit or the Carthaginian dominions to the east (iii. 39, L �). The legend connected with it is 1lnt related by Sall uat (B. Jug. 79). • Id. iii . 89. POLYBIUS. or. 2. 19 eea, or Atlantic Ocean, but of the regions bordering on that Ocean (with the exception of part of Spain)' he seems to have had very imperfect information.

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