Re: [tied] Colchis

From: george knysh
Message: 14892
Date: 2002-09-01

--- alexmoeller@... wrote:
the country
> called
> "Colchis" appers to be sittuated at the downside of
> the Ister.
> I will give some references here:
> Apollodori, Apolloni Rhodii, Ed. Didot 1878
> Orpheus - Argonautica, Ed. Schneider, Jenae 1803
> Diodori Siculi lib. IV c. 40
> Philostephani Cyrennei fragmentum 37 in Fragm. Hist.
> graec.
> Vol. III ( Edit. Didot), page 34
> Even Strabon, Plinius make the same mention,
> lalizing Colchis
> in that region and not in the today Caucasus.
> Strabon Geographia lib. I 2.39
> Plinius H. N. lib. XXXIII, 15

*****GK: I would advise you to check these references
carefully. Pliny, for instance, makes no such claim in
the context you cite. We have Strabo and Diodorus here
so I can verify this at the next opportunity. But
really you should do this yourself, given the
incorrect claim re Pliny.*****

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