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Identifier: historyofromerom11duru
Title: History of Rome and the Roman people, from its origin to the establishment of the Christian empire
Year: 1884 (1880s)
Authors: Duruy, Victor, 1811-1894
Publisher: London, Paul
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto

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subterranean lake, where they used to lish wiili a lance. Cf. J-Slrabo I \. 1. (i. Tin y arefound in many places. The height of Mount Viso is l:?,-)50 feet. Tin- Iribiilarii-s of the Io : on tin- liglil bank.the Tanaro, the Trebbia, banks have been the scene of great batiks; the Keiio, wherewas the Island of the Triumvirs: on the left liank, tlie Ticino, the Ailda. tlie large.«t tributaryof the Po, the Oglio, and the Mincio. Napoleon I. thought of ha\iiig a new bed dug for lln- To : for in its present slate im-minent dangers tlireaten the (oiiutry which it traverses in the lower part of its, wherethe rising of its beil has caii.sed a rise in the level of the waters wliich overflow the surface ofthe countn-. (De Inmy, Sfr/ierc/ics kui- tc Synthiif liiididiilhjiif dr VItiitu-). During the lasttwo centuries only M. de Proiiy lias cahiilatcd the ]ii-oloiigat ion ipf tin- AA\-a by l.)0 feet a year. THE GECWiR-VrilY OF ITALY ^vliieli ill foriiiiT times it used to touch ; XIX

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ni Adiui. and Ravenna, tlio stationof the Imperial fleet,is now suiTouiuled bywoods and marshes.Venice, alsu. has toolong suffered the chan-nels (if its lagoons tolie stopped up by thealluvium of the Breiita.The piirt of Lido, fromwhich the fleet whichcarried forty tliousandcrusaders went forth, isnow only navigable forsmall boats, and thatof All)iola is calledthe Porto secco (dryport). The north-east ex-tremity of Italy is sm--rounded by a seinicireleof mountains, whichsend forth to the Adri-atic several streams,whose ravine-beds affordan easv defence againstanv invasion from theJulian Alps. Of allthese olistacles the lastand most formidable isthe Adige, a broad andmiglity river at its verydiparture from themountains. In i)eiiinsular Italv St ral). V. 1. r. It liii.l a treasure house at IVlvlu: and is conjectured to bo the pre-sent villape of Spina. ■ AVe cannot .«.iv whether this medal, one .,f the beautiful bronzes of the French national c2 XX INTKdTirCTlOX.

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