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The Chronicle Of Richard Of Devizes

Richard of Devizes

Published May 20th 2012
ISBN : 9780217949637
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 Excerpt: ...namely, Cantium, Belgium, and Damnonium,MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 Excerpt: ...namely, Cantium, Belgium, and Damnonium, each of which in particular I shall carefully examine. First of Cantium. 5. Cantium (h), situated at the eastern extremity of Kent. Britannia Prima, was inhabited by the Cantii, and contains the cities of Durobrobis (i) andCantiopolis (k), which was the metropolis, and the burial-place of St. Augustin, the apostle of the English- Dubrse(Z), Lemanus (m), and Regulbium (w), garrisoned by the Romans- also their primary station Rhutupis (o), which was colonized and became the metropolis, and where a haven was formed capable of containing the Roman fleet which commanded the North Sea. This city was of such celebrity that it gave the name of Rhutupine to the neighbouring shores- of which Lucan, Aut vaga cum Thetis Rhutupinaque littora fervent. iFrom hence oysters of a large size and superior flavour were sent to Rome, as Juvenal observes, Circaeis nata forent, an Lucrinum ad saxum, Rhutupinove edita fundo Ostrea, callebat primo deprendere morsu. (g) These remarks seem to have been drawn from the Notitia Imperils and consequently refer to a late period of the empire. (K) Cantium contained the present county of Kent, as far as the Rother, except a small district in which Holwood Hill is situated, and which belonged to the Rhem. (i) Rochester. (k) Canterbury. () Dover. (m) Situated on the Lymne. (ri) Reculver. (o) Richborough. It was the station of the second Augustan legion, under the count of the Saxon coast, a person of high distinction. 6. The kingdom of Cantium is watered by many rivers. The principal are Madus (p), Sturius (?), Dubris (r), and Lemanus (s), which last separates the Cantii from the Bibroci. 7. Among the three principal promontories of Britain, that which derives its name from Canti...