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" ... Respecting the nature of this river, I was unable to gain any information, either from the priests or any one else. I was very desirous, however, of learning from them why the Nile, beginning at the summer solstice, fills and overflows for a hundred... "
The Histories of Herodotus - Page 92
by Herodotus - 1899 - 568 pages
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History of the Egyptians: From Rollin and Other Authentic Sources, Both ...

1841 - 116 pages
...summer solstice, and continues to rise for a hundred days ; and then decreases for the same time, and continues low all the winter, until the return of the summer solstice. Diodorus writes to the same effect, stating that the inundation begins at the summer solstice, and...
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Ancient history: containing the history of the Egyptians, Assyrians ...

Charles Rollin - 1844
...summer solstice, and continues to rise for a hundred days ; and then decreases for the same time, and continues low all the winter, until the return of the summer solstice. Diodorus writes to the same effect, stating that the inundation begins at the summer solstice, and...
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The Ancient History: Containing the History of the Egyptians ..., Volume 1

Charles Rollin - 1844
...summer solstice, and continues to rise for a hundred days ; and then decreases for the same time, and continues low all the winter, until the return of the summer solstice. Diodorus writes to the same effect, stating that the inundation begins at the summer solstice, and...
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Herodotus: A New and Literal Version from the Text of Baehr, with a ...

Herodotus, Henry Cary - 1852 - 613 pages
...summer solstice, fills and overflows for a hundred days ; and when it has nearly completed this number of days, falls short in its stream, and retires ;...the Egyptians, though I inquired whether this river have any peculiar quality that makes it differ in nature from other rivers. Being anxious, then, of...
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Through the Dark Continent: Or, The Sources of the Nile Around the ..., Volume 1

Henry Morton Stanley - 1878
...summer solstice, fills and overflows for a hundred days ; and when it has nearly completed this number of days, falls short in its stream, and retires ; so that it continues low all the winter, \\nt\\ the return of the summer solstice. Of these particulars I could get no information from the...
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Herodotus: Literally Translated from the Text of Baehr : with a Geographical ...

Herodotus, Henry Cary - 1885 - 613 pages
...summer solstice, fills and overflows for a hundred days ; and when it has nearly completed this number of days, falls short in its stream, and retires ;...the Egyptians, though I inquired whether this river have any peculiar quality that makes it differ in nature from other rivers. Being anxious, then, of...
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The Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society, Volumes 5-6

Manchester Geographical Society - 1889
...summer solstice, fills and overflows for a hundred days ; and when it has nearly complet^ this number of days, falls short in its stream and retires ; so...the winter, until the return of the summer solstice . . . by saying that the Nile flows from melted snow, it saya nothing, for this river flows from Libya...
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Herodotus, Book 7

Herodotus - 1901 - 613 pages
...particulars I could get no information from the Egyptians, though I inquired whether this river have any peculiar quality that makes it differ in nature...this matter, I made inquiries, and also how it comes to,jfiiss, that this is the only one of all rivers that does not sn&mth breezes from its surface. 20....
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The World's Exploration Story

Albert Lee - 1906 - 338 pages
...summer solstice, fills and overflows for a hundred days ; and when it has nearly completed this number of days, falls short in its stream, and retires ;...winter, until the return of the summer solstice." Herodotus ridiculed the ideas held by some Greeks, and especially one which accounted for the rise...
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Great Rivers of the World: As Seen and Described by Famous Writers

Esther Singleton - 1908 - 358 pages
...summer solstice, fills and overflows for a hundred days ; and when it has nearly completed this number of days, falls short in its stream and retires ; so...winter, until the return of the summer solstice." Seneca writes that the Emperor Nero sent an exploring expedition under two centurions with military...
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