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This ancient e-book could have quite a few typos and lacking textual content. buyers can obtain a unfastened scanned reproduction of the unique e-book (without typos) from the writer. now not listed. no longer illustrated. 1884 Excerpt: ...are now within the Museum of the Hermitage at St. Petersburg. they're, even though, represented in a piece (Antiquitis du Bosphore cimme'rieri) released in Russian and in French by means of the Imperial govt, from which paintings we borrow a few designs. familiar with obtain from it every year 400,000 medimni of corn, and it additionally fed many different Greek cities.' The Milesian colony of Panticapamm used to be first and foremost the centre of this titanic trade in corn. approximately 3G3 B.C., Leucon, "the marvelous prince," have been obliged to open at Theodosia one other port, able to receiving a hundred service provider vessels. during this manner nice wealth gathered within the arms of those skilful speculators, they usually have been able to allure to the Chersoncsus the main special Greek artists. of their tombs are discovered the best option adorns with wbich they embellished the dead.2 Mithridates proposed to make use of in alternative routes assets so broad. From his palace of Sinope he beheld the waves which rolled in from the Caucasus and the coasts of the Tauric Chersoncsus, in order that he may possibly good say that this Euxine Sea was once his personal, a powerful basin during which to shape and workout a fleet faraway from all jealous eyes. The kings of Pontus had by no means sooner than dreamed of a maritime empire. They have been extra apt to seem in the direction of Asia Minor, and as though to move out to fulfill the civilization of the Greek global, that they had audaciously verified their capital on the severe west in their territory, at Amasia, in a deep gorge, in which flows the river Iris. In putting right here their fort, their treasures, and their tombs, and therefore making this urban the holy position of the dynasty, they'd imposed upon themselves the need of advancing their frontier during this course, a piece which was once specially tempting to the ambition of...