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On the Origin of the Druids. No. II.


Account of the Wahabis,


Animadversiones in Juvenalis Satiras, sive Censura Editionum Ru-

pertianarum, auctore J. R. Aug. Heinecke,



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Inquiry into the Etymology of “ Peor,"


Biblical Criticism,


On the Platonic Use of xuvõuvabely, as explained by H. Stephens,

Ruhnken, Valckenaer, and Le Clerc...


Heumannus De Summo Bono,


Arabian Anecdote,


Analecta critica in Anthologiam Græcam cum Supplemento Epi-

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Classical Criticism,

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Carmina Homerica, llias et Odyssea, a Rhapsodorum Interpola-

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randa esset, tain ex veterum monumentorum fide et auctoritate,

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The term Hyperborean has also been another source of difference of opinion with various writers: Pelloutier says, “ Les Hyperboréens sont les Celtes établis autour des Alpes et du Danube. Pliny, 1. vi. c. 13., writes, “ Nunc omnibus, quæ sunt interiora Asiæ, dictis Riphæos montes transcendat animus, dextrâque littore Oceani incedat, et ab extremo aquilone, ad initium orientis æstivi, Scythæ sunt : extra eos, ultraque aquilonis initia, Hyper-, boreos aliqui posuere, pluribus in Europâ dictos." In several passages of Pindar, mention is made of the Hyper

borei: ;

ναυσί δ' ούτε πέζος των εύροις αν ές Υπερβορέων αγώ

να θαυμάσταν οδόν. (10th Pyth. Αβ.) And the Scholiast on the 8th Olympic, 63, observes, εις Υπερβορέους, ένθα *Iστρος τας πηγάς έχει; accordingly Pindar, in his 3d Olymp. Eα, remarks,

ταν ποτέ
*Iστρου από σκιάραν παγών ένεικεν

μνάμα Ουλυμπιά κάλλιστον αθλών

Σβ. κβ.
δαμον Υπερβορέων πείσαις, 'Απολ-

λώνος θεράποντα, on which the Scholia are deserving of attention: Protarchus apud Stephanum in voce “Υπερβόρεοι avers, τας "Αλπεις Ρίπεια όρη ούτω προσαγορεύεσθαι, και τους υπό τα "Αλπαια όρη κατοικούντας πάντας Vol. VIII. CI. JI.

No. XVI.


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Υπερβορέους ονομάζεσθαι. Cluver, from whom the passage is transcribed, thus expresses his opinion upon it: “ At alii iterum non modo dictos Celtas, supra Alpeis incolentes adpellârunt Hyperboreos; sed quum continua ab Alpibus ad Æmum Rhodopenque monteis protenderentur juga; hæc quoque Riphæos censuerunt esse monteis, genteisque ultra incolentes, Hyperboreos." From hence, we probably shall not err, when we deem every nation known to the classics, whose territories were situated much to the North, to have been included under this term ; therefore, whether we examine the history either of Goth or of Celt, we shall find, that the name Hyperborean will equally apply to either of them: indeed, Strabo says, Υπερβορέους τους βορειοτάτους φασί λέγεσθαι, όρος δε των μεν βορείων και πόλος, των δε νοτίων και ασημέρινος, και των ανέμων δο αυτός όρος : and from a passage hereafter to be adduced from Diodorus Siculus, it will appear, that not merely these people, but all that were afterwards discovered to the North, were styled Hyperboreans.

It will by no means elucidate our subject, to collate the various conjectures, that have been indulged 'respecting ultima Thule, which some have imagined to be one of the northern provinces of Scandinavia, others the Orkneys, others Faro, others the isles of Sketland, others Norway, Lapland, Iceland, Britain, &c.

The travels of Hercules, of the fabulous Sesoosis, Sesostris, or Sesonchis, of Osiris, and of others, form a prominent feature in the Greek historians, Sesostris conquered all Asia, and in particular τον Γάγγην ποταμών διέβη, και την Ινδικήν έπηλθε πάσαν έως Ωκεάνου, και τα τών Σκύλων εθνή μέχρι Ταναΐδος ποταμού, του auspicorros y Espány id täs 'Acias; and Diodorus, l. i. c. 50, informs us, that in his expedition he visited Thrace. Pythagoras is said to have resided for some time with the Celtæ, but the authority is too weak and suspicious to be admissible ; and the famous inscription of Osiris is a point, which probably is connected with these nations: ειμί δε ασιρις ο βασιλεύς οι στρατεύσας επί ΠΑΣΑΝ χώραν, έως εις τους άοικήτους τόπους των Ινδών, και τους προς άρκτον κεκλιμένους, μέχρις των του "Ιστρου ποταμού πηγών, και Tányér Tánc mépn fws xshxou, (Diod. Sic.). This account also accords with that given of Bacchus, according to Diod. Sic. 1. ii. 123. : φασί γαρ εν τοίς αρχαιοτάτοις χρόνους παρ' αυτούς, έτι των ανθρώπων κωμηδόν οικούντων, παραγένεσθαι τον Διόνυσον, εκ των προς εσπέραν τόπων, έχοντα δύναμιν αξιόλογον επέλθειν δε την 'Ινδικήν inärav; upon which Peter Wesseling remarks, “ Indorum alii in Philostrati, 2di vit. A pallon. 9. Bacchum advenam ex fuisse, alii suæ regionis indigenam, Græci Thebisortum ladas domuisse præbent: præcipue poetæ fabulas vetustiores, novis coloribus instrųentes, de quibus Strabo, 'lat. p. 1008. Videtur men prisci ævi Heros et multarum Asiæ regionym victor, obscu

ribus his fabularum involutis tectus." From different Greek

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