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DAVIS'S RUINED CITIES OF AFRICA.
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VISITS TO THE RUINED CITIES
NUMIDIA AND CAKTHAGINIA.
WITH NOTICES OF ARAB LIFE.
• No region on the face of the earth saddens tho mind with such melancholy reflections as those which occur to us while wo contemplate the southern shores of tho Mediterranean. From the earliest times they were noted for their fertility. Cartluige at the giimmit of her greatness bound tho Homans by a treaty not to navigato to tho south of tho Hcriuamn l'roinoutory (Cape lion), that they might not be tempted to possess themselves of tho rich harvests and luxuriant fruits which covered tho fields in the province of liyiacium; and in later years North Africa was the granary and orchard of all opposite Europe, from Homo to Constantinople. Then fair cities arose, which were the seats of commerce, wealth, civilization, and learning. The notorious contrast presented in after times by the condition of these once flourishing districts has been tho work of religious fanaticism. To exhibit somo monuments of this devastation is tho purpose of tho volume now before us. The author had previously explored the wreck of Carthage, where his discoveries encouraged him to revisit the country and survey tho more widely distributed relics of its bygone prosperity. Mr. Davis has furnished a valuable addition to our libraries.'—Morning I'ost.
'Mr. Davis appears to have been excellently suited for tho duty of restoring
to the memory of men these forgotten places of habitation. He was a, keen and accurate oliserver, of an enthusiastic temperament, and withal iudefaiigably persistent in pursuit of his object. He has identified the ancient Tucca Tcrebenthina with the modem Mokthar, Casa Nigra with Hydra, Scillitana Colonia with Cnssarcen, and Suffitula with Sbaitla. These aro all figured and illustrated, and serve to convey a good idea, if not of the ancient grandeur of these places, of the desolation that now broods over them. Besides theso our author explored a vast number of sites known and unknown, and discovered many fragments and iiiscrii>tions which have a high value to the historian.'—Daily Kent.
'Mr. Davis, in his explorations of the past, is content to investigate a moderately remote antiquity, to visit the ruins of cities famous in indisputable chronicle, and to decipher inscriptions written in the familiar language of our school days. In traversing the classical region renowned for the campaign of Julius C.rsar and the struggle of Jugurtha, Mr. Davis has been preceded by Dr. Shaw, the enterprising traveller Bruce, and Sir Grcnville Temple. His achievements, however, have been far more considerable than theirs. Mr. Davis's book will, we think, amuse as well as instruct.'—Westminster favmc.
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