By E. H. Bunbury
A heritage of historic Geography one of the Greeks and Romans, From the Earliest a while until the autumn of the Roman Empire - Vol. II by means of E. H. Bunbury.
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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. As we have already seen he rejected altogether the authority of Pytheaa and his statements concerning the weatem coasts of Spain, Gaul, and Britain, u well as his account of Thule and the remoter lands towards the north.
Iii. 88. c 2 20 HISTORY OP ANCIENT GEOGRAPHY. CBAP. XVII. § 4. sed His geographical account of the peninsula is indeed unfortunately lost, but the number of names of towns, as well as of the native tribes, which he incidentally mentions, sufficiently attests the extent of his knowledge. If, indeed, this part of hi& work was not written till after he had accompanied his friend Scipio to the Nwnan tine war, he must have had ample opportunities of informing himself concerning the political, as well as the physical, geography of Spain.
Ar. 1. 15 mPPABOHUS. a had in day had the effect of opening out new sources of knowledge, known his of which he might readily have availed himself. 7 This strange m isconception continued ind�d to be repeated by many Greek writers long after his time. § 12. On one of the fundamental conceptions of geography one arm Hipparchus departed from the vi ew which was generall y adopted in his time, as well as by most succeeding writers. 8 This scepticism appears to have been the mere absence of proof, but upon certain observations of Seleucus (a Baby lonian author otherwise unknown) with regard to the tides, which appeared to Hipparchus to be incompatible with the based, not, as in the case of Herodotus, upon hypothesis of a continuous circumfluent ocean.
A History of Ancient Geography Among the Greeks and Romans from the Earliest Ages till the Fall of the Roman Empire, Vol. 2 by E. H. Bunbury