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THE object of the accompanying work is to present the student with a full development and explanation of the Geography of Herodotus; and at the same time to enable the general reader to survey the ancient world at one of the most important periods of its history. Accordingly, in the first place, all the geographical notices and allusions throughout Herodotus have been brought together and digested into one continuous system; and secondly, such descriptions and illustrations have been borrowed from modern geography, as would correct his errors, reconcile his contradictions, explain his obscurities, and enable us to identify ancient sites with existing localities.
The want of such a work has long been felt both by the Classical and the Biblical student. Herodotus tells of the glorious deeds of Hellas at Marathon and at Thermopylae, at Salamis and at Plataea; and at the same time he describes Babylon and the great Persian empire as they were in the days of Daniel, Ezra, and Nehemiah, and Aegypt as she probably appeared in the primeval times of the patriarchs and Pharaohs. But he relates the story in his own way, and follows a far more natural but
GEOGRAPHY OF HERODOTUS,
DEVELOPED, EXPLAINED, AND ILLUSTRATED
FROM MODERN RESEARCHES
J. TALBOYS WHEELER, F. R. G. S.
WITH MAPS AND PLANS.
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS.