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THE

GEOGRAPHICAL SYSTEM

OF

HERODOTUS

EXAMINED AND EXPLAINED,

BY A

COMPARISON WITH THOSE OF OTHER ANCIENT AUTHORS,

AND

WITH MODERN GEOGRAPHY.

IN THE COURSE OF THE WORK ARE INTRODUCED

DISSERTATIONS

ON THE ITINERARY STADE OF THE GREEKS, THE EXPEDITION OF DARIUS
HYSTASPES TO SCYTHIA, THE POSITION AND REMAINS OF ANCIENT
BABYLON, THE ALLUVIONS OF THE NILE, AND CANALS OF SUEZ;
THE OASIS AND TEMPLE OF JUPITER AMMON, THE ANCIENT
CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF AFRICA, AND OTHER SUBJECTS
OF HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY.

THE WHOLE EXPLAINED BY ELEVEN MAPS ADAPTED TO THE DIFFERENT SUBJECTS ,- AND
ACCOMPANIED WITH A COMPLETE INDEX.

By JAMES RENNELL, Esq.

LATE MAJOR OF ENGINEERS, AND SURVEYOR-GENERAL IN BENGAL; FELLOW OF THE
ROTA L SOCIETIES OF LONDON AND EDINBURGH; MEMBER OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTE
OF PARIS, AND OF THE IMPERIAL ACADEMY OP ST. PETERSBURGH;
AND FELLOW OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF GOTTINGEN.

SECOND EDITION, REVISED.

VOLUME I.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR C. J. G. & F. RIVINGTON,

ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD, AND WATERLOO-PLACE, PALL-MALL.
MDCCCXXX.

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The Portrait of the Author is given in the present Edition, by permission of the Countess Spencer.

Gilbert And Rivington, Printers, St. John's S.quare, London.

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Amongst the melancholy duties which have devolved upon me, in consequence of the lamented death of my revered Father, that of doing honor to his memory, by publishing a Second Edition of his Geography of HeroDotus, I consider one of the most imperative; and in giving up this work, I think it proper to state, that I am fully aware much important information has been obtained since it was first published; and had my Father's health permitted him to superintend a Second Edition, he would have availed himself of it, as no one was more candid in acknowledging errors, or more ready to offer his tribute of gratitude to those who enabled him to correct them: but as I consider his works a sacred deposit committed to my iv

charge, I do not feel myself at liberty to allow of any alterations in the text, excepting those which have been found in the Author's revised copy. I trust the above frank confession will disarm criticism; and though the distinguished Author is beyond its influence, I hope it will still be remembered—he must ever live in the memory of his daughter, JANE RODD.

Wimpolc Street, August 28th, 1830.

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