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A History of Greece (1863)


A History of Greece (1863)

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Excerpt from book: HISTORY OF GREECE. Vale of Tempo in Thessaly. INTRODUCTION. OUTLINES OF GRECIAN GEOGRAPHY. § 1. The tbreo peninsulas of Southern Europe, § 2. Position and boundaries of Greece. § 3. Size of the country. § 4. Nome. § 5. Northern Greece: Thessaly and Epirus. § 6." Central Greece: its principal divisions and mountains. §7. Eastern half of Central Greece: Doris, Phocis, Locris, Baeotia, Attica, Megaris. § 8. Western half of Central Greece: Ozolian Locris, jEtolia, Acarnania. § 0. Peloponnesus: Areadia. § 10. Achaia, Argolis, Laconia, Messenia, Elis. §11. The Grecian Islands. §12. Influence of the physical geography of Greece upon the political destinies of the people, g 13. Likewiseupontheirin- tellectual character. § 14. Rivers and chief productions. § 15. Climate. § 1. Three peninsulas, very different in form, project from the south of Europe into the Mediterranean sea. The most westerly, that of Spain and Portugal, is a quadrangular figure united to the mainland by an isthmus. The central one: that of Italy, is a long tongue of land, down which runs from north to south the back-bone of the Apennines. The most easterly, of which Greece forma the southern part, is in the shape of a triangle with its base extending from the top of the Adriatic to the mouths of the river Danube, and having its two sides washed by the sea. § 2. At the fortieth degree of latitude a chain of mountains called the Cambunian, and continued under the name of Lingon, runs across the peninsula from east to west, and forms the northern boundary of Greece. At a time when the Mediterranean was the great highway of commerce and civilization, no position could be more favorable than that of Greece. The jEgean sea, which bathes its eastern shores, is studded with numerous islands, inviting the tunid...  
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