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Herodotus, Histories 4.185.3

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ὑπὲρ δὲ τῆς ὀφρύης τὸ πρὸς νότου καὶ ἐς μεσόγαιαν τῆς Λιβύης ἔρημος καὶ ἄνυδρος καὶ ἄθηρος καὶ ἄνομβρος καὶ ἄξυλος ἐστὶ ἡ χώρη, καὶ ἰκμάδος ἐστὶ ἐν αὐτῇ οὐδέν.

Beyond the ridge, in the southern and inland area of Libya, the country is desert – no water, no wild beasts, no rainfall, no trees; there is not any moisture in it at all.

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August 11, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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