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the Nile, R., bet. Hieracon and Muthis below Lycopolis, Isius m., I. a prom, of the Troglodytse ^Ethiopia, s. of Chersonesus prom. Ra el Dwaer. II. a fortress of Lycia, on the coast, 8 m. from Andriace. Pyrgo. Ismarium prom., I. a pr. of the Cicones Thrace, the termination on the JEgean o Ismarus m. C. Marogna. II. a m. o the Cicones, Thrace, terminating in Isma-rium prom. Noted for its generous wine The residence for a time of Orpheus. Ill capital of the Cicones, Thrace, under Ismarium m., at Ismarium prom. Taken and plundered by Ulysses. Ismene, a village of Oropus, on Ismenus fl. Ismenus, I. a stream of Bceotia, rising in Ismenus m. and falling into Hylica lac. Ismeno. II. a hill of Bceotia, outside Homoloides porta, at Thebes. Isombroi, the Greek name of the Insubres. Isoand^e, a people of Sarmatia As., on

Soana fl., N. of Gerrus fl. Isos, a town of Boeotia, on Euripus, N. oi Salganeus. By some considered the Nysa of Homer. Lokisi. Isos, a town of Megaris, at the foot of

Cithaeron m. Extinct in Strabo's time. Israkl, Kingdom of (called also of Ephraim and of Samaria), on both sides of the Jor­dan, comprising the tribes of Ruben, Simeon, Dan, Issachar, Zebulon, Naphtali, Gad, Asser, Ephraim, Manasseh. Issa ins., an isl. of the Adriatic, on the coast of the Dalmatse, one of the Liburnides ins. Colonized by Syracusans. A Roman naval station. Noted for its wines. Lissa. Issa (Hiera), a town of Lesbos ins. Issachar (Isaschar), a tribe of Israel. Bounded N. by Zebulon, at Dobrath, s. by Ephraim, at Ebal m., w. by the half-tribe of Manasseh, at Thebrs, E. by the Jordan. Issedon, I. capital of the Issedones, Serica, N.e. of the source of (Echardes fl. Kants-'•• cheu. II. a town of Scythia i. Imaum,

s.w. of Ausacia. Issedones, a people of Serica, on ^Echardes

fl. Issi, a people of Sarmatia Asiatica, towards

the Tanais.

Issjcus sinus, a gulf of the Mediterranean, at Issus, bet. Megarsus prom, and Rossicus Scopulus. G. of hkanderoon. Issus, a town of Cilicia Campestris, at the head of Issicus sin. The locality of the great victory of Alexander over Darius. Jst^voxes, a people of Germania Magna, bet. the Ingaevones N. and N.w., Germania II., at the Rhine, w., the Hermionea E,, and Germania I., at the Rhine, s.

Ister (Istros) fl., the early Greek name of the Danube, from its mouth to its junction with the Savus.

Isthmia magnesica, the isthmus at the s. extremity of Magnesia, in Thessaly, at the E. entrance of Pagasseus sin. Isthmus, an early name of Halicarnassus. Isti prom., the w. extremity of Icarus ins. Istone m., a hill of Corcyra, 5 stadia w.

from the capital.

Istriana, a town of the Themi, Arabia,

near Capeus sinus, s. of Thar. El Katiff.

Istriani, a people on Ister fl., towards its

mouth. Istriaivorum portus, a port of Sarmatia,

3| geog. m. w. from Odessus. Istriaxus fl., a r. of Taurica Chersonesus, falling into the Euxine below Corax prom. Knup Tepi.

Istropolis, posted Constantia, a town of Mossia Inferior, below the mouth of the Danube. A Milesian settlement. C/tiu-stanoe.

Istros, I. an isl. of Caria, bet. Cos ins. and Nisyrus ins., over against Triopium prom. Giali. II. (Istrona), a town of Crete, s. of Olus. Istrona. III. (Istropolis, Istria), a town of Moesia Inf., s. of the s. or sacred mouth of the Danube, or Ister, whence its name. A Milesian colony. Isturgi, a town of the Turtuli, Baetica, on

the Baetis, above Ripa. Isumbus, a town of Thospitis, Armenia,

N.e. of Artemita.

Isunisca, a town of the Launi, Vindel., bet. Bratananium (12) and Pons jEni. s.w. of HelfenAorff.

Isura ins., an isl. of Arabia Felix, on the Persicus sin., 50 m. N.e. from Canis fl. Sheick Sure.

Isurinum (Isubrigantium), a maritime town of the Brigantes, Brit., S.e. of Cata-ractouium. Aldborough. Isus, a town of ^Etolia. The birth-place of

Alexander Isius.

Itabyrius m., Atabyrius, i. q. Thabor. Italia (Hesperia, Saturnia, CEnotria), a country of Europe, extending bet. Tyrrhe-nium mare and Hadriaticum mare, and from the Alps to Ionium mare. In length, by the great road through Rome and Capua, 1020 Roman m. ; in direct distance 700 ; in greatest breadth, from Varus fl. to Arsia ti, 410 m.; in least breadth, from Scyllacius sin. to Terinseus sin., 20. N.w. it was bounded at first by Alpes Maritimsa and afterwards by Yarus fl.; X.e. at first by Tergeste and afterwards by Arsia fl. By Augustus it was divided into eleven regions: I.Campania and Latium; 2.

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