The Ancient Library
 

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VI PREFACE.

before me (aided herein by the extensive resources, most liberally admi­ nistered, of the London Library) all the old and new works that I had ascer­ tained to be the best on the subject, general and particular. My own strong feeling of interest in the matter has led me to bestow especial, and, I hope, productive pains upon the identification of modern localities with ancient sites. The general plan of the work speaks for itself. I could more easily have made individual details fuller, but this would have been incompatible with the contemplated use of the work in Schools. Had the work been extended in size, its price also must, of necessity, have been enlarged, and this would at once have most materially impaired that useful­ ness which I earnestly desire may be found a prominent attribute of the work. ' " -

6, South Square, Gray's Inn. Feb., 185).

Note.—The chief abbreviations used in this work are the following :—

bet. between.

ft.Jiumen.

ins. insults, isl. island. --. m. mons, mountain: after a numeral, miles. .-..-•

pal. palus.

prom, promontorium, promontory.

sin. sinus. The figures in brackets indicate the distance of the place described from the locality

immediately preceding the bracket. A capital placed after the name of a river indicates the bank of the river, Left or Right,

on which the place described stood.

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