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

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PRAENESTE, a town of Latium to the south-east of Rome, standing very high, and said to be a strong place.  The town that succeeded it, stands low in a valley, and is called Palestrina.

PROPONTIS, near the Hellespont and the Euxine; now the Sea of Marmora.

PUTEOLI, a town of Campania, so called from its number of wells; now Pozzuolo, nine miles to the west of Naples.

PYRAMUS, a river of Cilicia, rising in Mount Taurus, and running from east to west into the Sea of Cilicia.

PYRGI, a town of Etruria, on the Tuscan Sea; now St. Marinella, about thirty-three miles distant from Rome.


QUADI, a people of Germany, situate to the south-east of Bohemia, on the banks of the Danube.  See Manners, of the Germans, s. 42. note b.


RAVENNA, an ancient city of Italy, near the coast of the Adriatic.  A port was constructed at the mouth of the river Bedesis, and by Augustus made a station for the fleet that guarded the Adriatic.  It is still called Ravenna.

REATE, a town of the Sabines in Latium, situate near the lake Velinus.


REMI, a people of Gaul, who inhabited the northern part of Champagne; now the city of Rheims.

RHACOTIS, the ancient name of Alexandria in Egypt.

RHAETIA, a country bounded by the Rhine to the west, the Alps to the east, by Italy to the south, and Vindelicia to the north.  Horace says Videre Rhaeti bella sub Alpibus Drusum gerentem, et Vindelici.  Now the country of the Grisons.

RHEGIUM, an ancient city at the extremity of the Apennine, on the narrow strait between Italy and Sicily.  It is now called Reggio, in the farther Calabria.

RHINE, the river that rises in the Rhaetian Alps, and divides Gaul from Germany.  See Manners of the Germans, s. 1. note f; and s. 29. note a.

RHODANUS, a famous river of Gaul, rising on Mount Adula, not far from the head of the Rhine.  After a considerable circuit it enters the Lake of Geneva, and in its course visits the city of Lyons, and from that place traverses a large tract of country, and falls into the Mediterranean.  It is now called the Rhone.

RHODUS, a celebrated island in the Mediterranean, near the coast of Asia Minor, over-against Caria.  The place of retreat for the discontented Romans.  Tiberius made that use of it.

RHOXOLANI, a people on the north of the Palus Maeotis, situate along the Tanais, now the Don.

RICODULUM, a town of the Treviri on the Moselle.


SABRINA, now the Severn; a river that rises in Montgomeryshire, and running by Shrewsbury, Worcester, and Glocester, empties itself into the Bristol Channel, separating Wales from England.

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