A Journal Kept in Turkey and Greece
by Nassau William Senior (9781150057786)

A Journal Kept in Turkey and Greece
 
Nassau William Senior
Release Date: 18 December 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 116
ISBN: 9781150057786
ISBN-10: 1150057785



General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1859 Original Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: TROY. . 171 This is about the profile of the slope, -- The ridge which ends in this promontory sinks a little after it leaves the acropolis, and then runs for about half a mile nearly on a level, until it reaches three small tumuli. This ridge I have marked B. It is about 500 yards wide, with very steep sides. From C it slopes gradually for a mile and a half, widening as it descends until it reaches the plain at D, the village of Bounar Bashi. The whole surface is covered with stones, and in many parts the foundations of walls are distinct, especially in the acropolis. The wall which surrounded it may generally be traced, and we ascertained the position of two gates. About three quarters of the way down the slope, at E, this ridge meets another ridge, which slopes down to the plain towards the south. This Mr. Calvert supposes to be the site of the spivsov, or wild fig wood, which Andromache mentions as the most accessible part of the town; the northern and southern sides of the ridge being everywhere else steep. At Bounar Bashi he supposes the ridge to have been crossed by the western wall of the city, near the southern angle of which were the Scaean or left gates, being to the left of the city as you leave it. Below Bounar Bashi are several springs, the sources of a small clear river. It issaid that in winter one of them is warmer than the rest. I tasted them, but did not find much difference. The river is supposed to be the Scamander. It is narrower, but much deeper than the Simois. It runs for a mile or two parallel to the Simois, ...

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