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

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DAHAE, a people of Scythia, to the south of the Caspian, with the Massagetae on the east.  Virgil calls them indomitique Dahae.

DALMATIA, an extensive country bordering on Macedonia and Maesia, and having the Adriatic to the south.

DANDARIDAE, a people bordering on the Euxine.  Brotier says that some vestiges of the nation, and its name, still exist at a place called Dandars.

DANUBE, the largest river in Europe.  It rises in Suabia, and after visiting Bavaria, Austria, Hungary, and taking thence a prodigious circuit, falls at last into the Black or Euxine sea.  See Manners of the Germans, s. 1. note g.

DELOS, the central island of the Cyclades, famous in mythology for the birth of Apollo and Diana.

DELPHI, a famous inland town of Phocis in Greece, with a temple and oracle of Apollo, situate near the foot of Mount Parnassus.

DENTHELIATE LANDS, a portion of the Peloponnesus that lay between Laconia and Messenia; often disputed by those states.

DERMONA, a river of Gallia Transpadana; it runs into the Ollius (now Oglio), and through that channel into the Po.

DIVODURUM, a town in Gallia Belgica, situate on the Moselle, on the spot where Metz now stands.

DONUSA, or DONYSA, an island in the AEgean sea, not far from Naxos.  Virgil has, Bacchatamque jugis Naxon, viridemque Donysam.

DYRRACHIUM, a town on the coast of Illyricum.  Its port answered to that of Brundusium, affording a convenient passage to Italy.


ECBATANA, the capital of Media; now Hamedan.

EDESSA, a town of Mesopotamia; now Orrhoa, or Orfa.

ELEPHANTINE, an island in the Nile, not far from Syene; at which last place stood the most advanced Roman garrison, Notitia Imperii.

ELEUSIS, a district of Attica near the sea-coast, sacred to Ceres, where the Eleusinian mysteries were performed; now in ruins.

ELYMAEI, a people bordering on the gulf of Persia.

EMERITA, a city of Spain; now Merida in the province of Estramadoura.

EPHESUS, an ancient and celebrated city of Ionia, in Asia Minor; now Efeso.  It was the birth-place of Heraclitus, the weeping philosopher.

EPIDAPHNE, a town in Syria, not far from Antioch.

EPOREDIA, a town at the foot of the Alps, afterwards a Roman colony; now Jurea, or Jura, a city of Piedmont.

ERINDE, a river of Asia, mentioned by Tacitus only.

ERITHRAE, a maritime town of Ionia, in Asia Minor.

ETRURIA, a district of Italy, extending from the boundary of Liguria to the Tiber; now Tuscany.

EUBOEA, an island near the coast of Attica; now Negropont.

EUPHRATES, a river of Asia, universally allowed to take its rise in Armenia Major.  It divides into two branches, one running through Babylon, and the other through Seleucia.  It bounds Mesopotamia on the west.

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