Excerpts from Geographica


Here [in Alexandria], too, is the Paneion, a height as it were, which was made by man; it has the shape of a fir cone and resembles a rocky hill and is ascended by a spiral road and from the summit one can see the whole of the city lying below it on all sides. — 17.10

Mendes, at which place they worship Pan and, among animals, a he-goat; and, as Pindar says, the he‑goats have intercourse with women there: ‘Mendes, along the crag of the sea, farthermost horn of the Nile, where the goat-mounting he-goats have intercourse with women.’ — 17.19

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