A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence eBook

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CORCYRA, an island in the Adriatic; now Corfou.

CORINTHUS, a city of Achaia, on the south part of the isthmus which joins Peloponnesus to the continent.  From its situation between two seas, Horace says,

     Bimarisve Corinthi moenia.

The city was taken and burnt to the ground by Mummius the Roman general, A.U.C. 608.  It was afterwards restored to its ancient splendour, and made a Roman colony.  It retains the name of Corinth.

CORMA, a river in Asia; mentioned by Tacitus only.

CORSICA, an island in the part of the Mediterranean called the Sea of Liguria, in length from north to south about a hundred and fifty miles, and about fifty where broadest.  To the south it is separated from Sardinia by a narrow channel.

COS, or COOS, one of the islands called the Cyclades, in the AEgean sea, famous for being the birth-place of Apelles; now Stan Co.

COSA, a promontory of Etruria; now Mont Argentaro, in Tuscany.

CREMERA, a river of Tuscany, falling into the Tiber a little to the north of Rome, rendered famous by the slaughter of the Fabii.

CREMONA, a city of Italy, built A.U.C. 536, and afterwards, in the year 822, rased to the ground by the army of Vespasian, in the war with Vitellius.  It was soon rebuilt by the citizens, with the exhortations of Vespasian.  It is now a flourishing city in the duchy of Milan, and retains the name of Cremona.

CUMAE, a town of Campania, near Cape Misenum, famous for the cave of the Cumaean Sibyl.

CUSUS, a river in Hungary, that falls into the Danube.

CYCLADES, a cluster of islands in the AEgean sea, so called from Cyclus, the orb in which they lie.  Their names and number are not ascertained.  Strabo reckons sixteen.

CYME, a maritime town of AEolia in Asia.

CYPRUS, a noble island opposite to the coast of Syria, formerly sacred to Venus, whence she was called the Cyprian goddess.

CYRENE (now called Curin), the capital of Cyrenaica, a district of Africa, now the Desert of Barca.  It stood about eleven miles from the sea, and had an excellent harbour.

CYTHERA, an island situated on the coast of Peloponnesus formerly sacred to Venus, and thence her name of Cytherea.  The island is now called Cerigo.

CYTHNUS, one of the islands called the Cyclades, in the AEgean Sea.

CYZICUS, a city of Mysia, in the Hither Asia, rendered famous by the long siege of Mithridates, which at last was raised by Lucullus.


DACIA, a country extending between the Danube and the Carpathian mountains to the mouth of the Danube, and to the Euxine, comprising a part of Upper Hungary, Transylvania, and Moldavia.  The inhabitants to the west, towards Germany, were called Daci; those to the east towards the Euxine were called Getae.  The whole country was reduced by Trajan to a Roman province.

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