Eridanos01

The River…

“…for I cannot accept the story of a river called by non-Greek peoples the Eridanus, which flows into the northern sea, where amber is supposed to come from…….Yet it cannot be disputed that tin and amber do come to us from what one might call the ends of the earth… [tin from Britain, amber from the Baltic sea]. In any case it does seem to be true that the countries which lie on the circumference of the inhabited world produce the things which we believe to be most rare and beautiful.”

“[At the wedding of Poseidon and Beroe :] Eridanos brought shining gifts, amber from the trees of the Heliades that trickle riches.”

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2009-06-09 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. The Tears of Heliades

    Comment by zolniez | 2009-06-19 | Reply

  2. Herodotus(5th century BC):Book 3 of his Histories

    Comment by zolniez | 2009-06-19 | Reply


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