Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cyrpus in the classical sources

A plain on Cyprus, seen from the Bronze Age site of Hala Sultan Tekke.

"Cyprus, which lies opposite to the shores of Cilicia and Syria, running east and west; in former times it was the seat of nine kingdoms. Timosthenes states that the circumference of this island is 427 miles, Isidorus 375"

Pliny the Elder - Naturalis Historia (the Natural History) V.35
Translated by J. Bostock and H.T. Riley

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