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Aquileia, once the first and mightiest of the cities of Italy located beyond the Po, and also the most beautiful, was situated a short distance from the sea. In our time, though, it is almost entirely abandoned. About his time, according to the…

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Athens was a very famous city in the region of Attica, a few traces of which remain. Cicero, in the third book of On the Nature of the Gods, said that this city was first founded by Alabandus. Plato, however, in the Timaeus, said that the Egyptian…

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Babylonia, or Babylon, was a distinguished in Chaldea. Although Belus, son of Nimrod, reigned in Babylon for many years, whose kingdom was enclosed in a small circuit, all the Greek and Latin historians, as well as poets, nevertheless report that…

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Bamberg is a famous city in Franconia, which the Radiantia River (called Regnitz in the vernacular language) divides, located on a good and fertile site. This river discharges the Pegnitz not far from Nuremberg, and it provides the people of Bamberg…

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Basel, an extensive and very famous city in the province of Switzerland, was built in royal place and hence called Basel for βασιλικος means ‘regal’ in Greek, and hence among the Greeks a kingdom is called βασιλεια – or it was…

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Bologna, an ancient city and colony of the Romans, was at first called Felsina by the Etruscans; then, by the Soii, a people of Gaul, it was called in their native language Boionia. For earlier it was the first city of the Etruscans beyond the…

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Breslau, an illustrious and distinguished city in Silesia, is most famous among the Germans and the tribes of Sarmatia, as it is a very extensive city located on the bank of the Oder. Now Silesia is a province in Germany, watered by the Oder, a river…

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Byzantium, thus called by the Greeks, is a city by the sea in Thrace that was first founded by the Lacedaemonians. When they consulted Apollo as to where they should seek a home, the oracle is recorded to have commanded that they should locate their…

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Memphis, now called Cairo, is the royal capital of the Egyptians. As Diodorus Siculus attests in the second book of the Histories, Ogelous, king of the Egyptians, founded it, and it was named Memphis after his daughter. Its circumference is one…

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Carthage was a very famous city in Africa; it took its name (as Servius attests) from the town of Cartha, and among the Greeks it is written Kapxndwv. It was first built by Dido, daughter of Belus, king of the Tyrians, seventy-three years before Rome…
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