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dred and ﬁfty ſtadia. From the ſacred mountain to Cordyla forty ſtadia. Here there is a port for ſhips. From Cordyla to Hermonaſſa forty-ﬁve ſtadia. Here alſo is a port for ſhips. From Hermonaſſa to Trapezus ſixty ſtadia. Here You are conſtructing a harbour, as there was formerly only a road or ſtation, where ſhips might ride in ſafety during the ſummer ſeaſon.
The diſtances between the places that lie between Trapezus and Dioſcurias have been before let down, according to the intervals between the rivers. If theſe ſeparate diſtances between Trapezus and Dioſcurias, now called Sebaſtopolis, be collected, they will amount to two thouſand two hundred and ſixty ſtadia. This is the diſtance, if you ſail on the right hand from Byzantium to Dioſcurias, which place is the laſt in the Roman territory to thoſe who keep to the right hand ſide in ſailing into the Pontic ſea. For as ſoon as I was informed of the death of Cotys, King of the Cimmerian Boſporus, I took care that You mould be made acquainted with the navigation of this ſea as far as the Boſporus, that if You mould be inclined to interfere in the aﬀairs of that country, You might execute your intentions with greater eaſe, by being acquainted with the navigation.
The ﬁrſt port to be met with after quitting Dioſcurias is Pityus, at the diſtance of three hundred and ﬁfty ſtadia. From Pityus to Nitica is one hundred and ﬁfty ſtadia. This was formerly inhabited by a Scythian nation, of whom Herodotus, who is apt to relate improbable ſtories, has made mention, and ſpoken of them as eaters of lice; and indeed the ſame opinion of them prevails in the preſent age. From Nitica to the river Abaſcus is ninety ſtadia. From Abaſcus to Borgys an hundred and twenty ſtadia. From