'And the mandates derive from two sources: god or men. The ancients held those from god in greater reverence and veneration, and for this reason there were many oracle-consulting men who ran to Dodona in order to "Hear from the high -tressed oak the will of Zeus". From Strabo's Geography. Vol.7. Book 16:2(38).
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'And among the Cretans, Minos "who held converse with Zeus every ninth year, reigned as king", every nine years, as Plato says, when he would go to the cave of Zeus and receive decrees from him to convey to men.' From Strabo's Geography. Vol. 7. Book 16:2(38).
'After Akko, there is Straton's tower, having harbour for mooring ships.' From Strabo's Geography. Vol. 7. Book 16 (27).
'Legend has it that an unusual event of the rarest kind occured on the shore between Tyre and Ptolemais. At the time when Ptolemeans joined battle against general Sarpedon were left in this area, after a brillant rout had taken place, a wave from the sea, like a flood-tide submerged the retreating soldiers, and some carried off into the sea and destroyed and the others were left dead in hollow places; and the following ebb disclosed the bodies of men lying among the fish. Like occurences take place in the area of mount Casios on the Egyptian side, where the land undergoes a sudden chane to a higher or lower level, the result being that, whereas the elevated part repels the sea the sunken part receives it, yet, the land makes a reverse change and the landscape resumes its old position again, a complete interchange of levels sometimes taking place and sometimes not.' From Strabo's Geography. Vol. 7. Book 16. 26.
'After Sidon is Tyre, the most illustrious and oldest city of the Phoenicians that rivals Sidon in size, fame and antiquity as handed down by numerous myths. Even though the poets hymned legends to Sidon rather than to Tyre (Homer does not even mention Tyre), the colonies sent to Libya and Iberia and as far as outside the Pillars of Hercules, hymn rather the praises of Tyre. The cities have been glorious and illustrious both in earler times and at the present, and no matter which one might call metropolis of the Phoenicians, there is a dispute in both cities. Sidon was founded on a good continental harbour, but Tyre is wholly an island inhabited in the same way as Arados; and it is connected with the mainland by a land bridge built by Alexander when he was besieging it; and it has two harbours, one enclosed, the other open called Egyptian. Here they say that the houses have many stories as in Rome, and because of this, when earthquakes strike, it lacks but little to completely destroy the city. From Strabo's Geography. Vol. 7. Book 16:23.
'Among the sights of Thesprotia are a sanctuary of Zeus at Dodona and the sacred oak tree of the god.' From Pausanias' Description of Greece. Attica. Book 1:17(5).
323 BCE 'Here also is the statue of Demosthenes, whom the Athenians forced to depart to Calabria, the island off Trizinia, and then after accepting him back, banished again after the disaster in Lamia. Departing for the second time, Demosthenes crossed once more to Calabria, where he died after taking poison, being the only Greek exile whom Archias failed to bring back to Antipater and the Macedonians. This Archias was a Thurian who undertook the abominal task of bringing to Antpater for trial those who had opposed the Macedonians before the Greeks met with their defeat in Thessaly. Such was Demosthenes' reward for his devotion to Athens. I totally agree with the word that no man who has unsparingly put himself into the political life and faithfully executed his duties to the democracy has ever had happy end.' From Pausanias' Description of Greece. Attica. Book 1:8(3-4).
'Later on, the inhabitants of Pergamos, that was called on the old Teuthrania, attacked the Gauls from the sea. This very people inhabited the land outside the river Sangarios, captured Angyra, city of the Phrygians, which Midas son of Gordios founded in earlier time. And the ancor, which Midas found, was even as late as my time in the sanctuary of Zeus, as well as a spring called the Spring of Midas, water from which they say Midas mixed with wine in the chase of Silinos. And they captured Angyra and Pesinous by the mount Agdistis, where they say that Attis lies burried. They have the spoils from the Gauls, and a painting which portrays their achievements against them. The land they dwell in was, they say, in ancient times sacred to the Cabeiri, and they claim that they are themselves Arcadians, being those who crossed into Asia with Telephos.' From Pausanias' Description of Greece. Attica. Book 1:4(5-6).