aleator classicus

Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Strabo, Geography 1.1.8

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ὅτι δὲ ἡ οἰκουμένη νῆσός ἐστι, πρῶτον μὲν ἐκ τῆς αἰσθήσεως καὶ τῆς πείρας ληπτέον· πανταχῆ γάρ, ὁπουποτοῦν ἐφικτὸν γέγονεν ἀνθρώποις ἐπὶ τὰ ἔσχατα τῆς γῆς προελθεῖν, εὑρίσκεται θάλαττα, ἣν δὴ καλοῦμεν Ὠκεανόν.

The fact that the inhabited world is an island can be grasped first by perception and also by experience. For in every single place where it has been possible for people to come to the furthest parts of the earth, sea has been found – which we call ‘Ocean‘.

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June 21, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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