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her voyage, passing Calm Emineh, the nxtremity of the ancinut range of H?emus, which projects into the sea? evidently the same name with Ha?moni; which, as well as'Emona, a small town fort, once standing at the extremity of tha range, retains the trace? of the classical appellation of the Balkan. Standing on from thence towards the gulph of Bonrgas, ahn passed the town of Missembri, the ancient Mfo?t,?;?: of Artinn and Strabo, ?c., and which Herodotus * says was founded by the Byzantines, who, at the approach of the invading forces of Darius, fled from their native city, and took refuge in the Euxine. Arrian says, there was here a harbour, and that its distance from Calm Emineh was ninety stadia; which same space, measured upon the chart, is now about nine geographical miles. From Mesembrin to Anchialus, he says, are seventy stadia more; and at ?eveu geographical miles we now find the town of Ahiouli, preserving, no doubt, the remnant of its ancient name; and, in both instances, we have a result of ten stadia to the geographical mile, or six hundred to a degree. At Bourgas, the frigate again anchored; but as the plague was raging there, had no communication with the shore, and only remained during a single night. From thence she passed Siseboli, the ancient Ape!ionia, and another colony of Miletus, where was a temple of Apollo, from which, as we learn from P!iny?', in a chapter upon ancient and colossal sculpture, Lucullus carried off to Rome a statue of the god, which he afterwards erected in the Capi- tol, whose height was thirty cubits, and its cost one hundred and fifty talents, or, as some read the place, five hundred talents. The modern name of Siseboli retains nothing apparently of the ancient Apollonia; but we recognize in it, without any diffiaulty, the traces of a name it is said by D'Artville to have borne in after times, Sozopolis. The Blonde here entered the harbour in 'fiftceu fathoms water, where she found two Russian two-deckers, frigate, and other vessels; but, without letting go her anchor, proceeded on her return; and after passing Calm Naida, she saw nothing more of the land until she again reached the Bosphorus. The facts of her voyage are few, and of themselves uninterest- ing; except always that, simple as they are, they form a feature in our naval history which we. cannot elsewhere find throughout its range. In the paucity, however, of our information, relative to the actual state of the shores of the Black Sea, they are worth recording; and, taken in connexion with tim different periods of the Greek and Roman settlements in this sea, they cannot but possess a very considerable interest for the geographer, however imperfectly I may have succeeded in illustrating them. ? ?b. ?v. cap. 7.