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At a small distance from the old castles we discover the little town of Chrysopolis,
or Scutari, which may almost be confidered as the Asiatic suburb of
Constantinople. The Bosphorus, as it begins to open into the Propontis, passes
... that are taken in their stated seasons, without skill, and almost without labour *.
But when the passages of the Streights were thrown open for trade, they
alternately admitted the natural and artificial riches of the north and south, of the
All the European travellers who have visited Constantinople, from Buondelmonte
to Pocock, describe it in the same place, and almost in the same manmer; the
differences between them are occasioned only by the injuries which it has ...
... the sea, might alone have composed a very confiderable city ''. - The frequent
and regular distributions of wine and oil, of corn or bread, of money or provisions,
had almost exempted the poorest citizens of Rome from the necessity of labour.
72 Pancirolus, in his elaborate Commentary, assigns to the Notitia a date almost
finilar to that of the Theodosian code; but his proofs, or rather conjectures, are
extremely feeble. I should be rather inclined to place this useful work between the
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