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Polybius, Histories, 3.40.1


Ἀννίβας μὲν οὖν ἐνεχείρει ταῖς διεκβολαῖς τῶν Πυρηναίων ὀρῶν, κατάφοβος ὢν τοὺς Κελτοὺς διὰ τὰς ὀχυρότητας τῶν τόπων. While Hannibal was thus attempting to cross the Pyrenees, in great fear of the Celts owing to the natural strength of the passes, <


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1. Polybius, Histories, 3.38.7-3.38.8, 3.39.4, 3.39.9-3.39.12, 3.42.1 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

3.39.4.  Crossing the straits at the Pillars of Hercules they had similarly subdued all Iberia as far as the point on the coast of the Mediterranean where the Pyrenees, which separate the Celts from the Iberians, end. 3.39.9.  From the passage of the Rhone, following the bank of the river in the direction of its source as far as the foot of the pass across the Alps to Italy, the distance is fourteen hundred stades 3.39.10.  and the length of the actual pass which would bring Hannibal down into the plain of the Po, about twelve hundred. 3.39.11.  So that to arrive there he had, starting from New Carthage, to march about nine thousand stades. 3.39.12.  of this, as far as distance goes, he had nearly traversed the half, but if we look to difficulty far the largest part lay before him. 3.42.1.  Hannibal, on reaching the neighbourhood of the river, at once set about attempting to cross it where the stream is single at a distance of about four days' march from the sea.


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alps Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58
carthage, expansion of power Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58
distances Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58
hannibal Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58
italy Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58
oikoumene Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58
polybius, geographical digression Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58
polybius Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58
pyrenees Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58
sophocles, space, knowledge and representation of Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58
space, knowledge and representation of' König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58
spain Konig and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58; König and Wiater, Late Hellenistic Greek Literature in Dialogue (2022) 58