The Geography System of Herodotus Examined and Explained, by a Comparison with Those of Other Ancient Authors, and with Modern Geography ...

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C.J.G. & F. Rivington, 1830
 

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Страница 293 - Egyptians call the lotus : having cut down these, they dry them in the sun. The seed of the flower, which resembles that of the poppy, they bake and make into a kind of bread ; they also eat the root of this plant, which is round, of an agreeable flavour, and about the size of an apple.
Страница 245 - LVIII. The two oracles of Egyptian Thebes and of Dodona have an entire resemblance to each other. The art of divination, as now practised in our temples, is thus derived from Egypt ; at least the Egyptians were the first who introduced the sacred festivals, processions, and supplications, and from them the Greeks were instructed. Of this it is to me a sufficient testimony, that these religious ceremonies are in Greece but of modern date, whereas in Egypt they have been in use from the remotest antiquity.

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