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Hanno the Navigator

Hanno was a Carthaginian explorer who, in the 5th century BCE, led about 60 ships to explore and colonize the northwestern coast of Africa. Attempts to identify the places mentioned in early accounts of the voyage have failed, possibly because the Carthaginians altered details to discourage competitors. Still, it is believed that Hanno traveled at least as far as Senegal, and possibly as far as Cameroon or Gabon. At the end of the journey, Hanno reported finding an island populated with what? More...
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Today happens to be 'Christ the King' feast. I was expecting it to be the 'Article of the Day'. Hmm...Think Think
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Mr D. censures Vossius for imagining that the Gorgons and Gorillae had any reference to each other; and observes, that it was not the Greeks, nor even the Carthaginian Hanno himself, who gave them this appellation, but the interpreters, whom they had procured from the Lixitae; and that it is probable, that this word Gorillae is of African origin, whereas the word Gorgon is a Greek word.

- Voyage of Hanno, translated and accompanied with the Greek text, explained from the accounts of modern travellers; defended against the objections of MR Dodwell, and other writers; and illustrated by maps from Ptolemy, D’Anville, and Bougainville; by Thomas Falconer, A.M. fellow of C.C.C. Oxford, London MDCCXCVII; page. 41
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Hanno the Navigator (also known as Hanno II of Carthage) was a Carthaginian explorer c. 500 BC, best known for his naval exploration of the African coast. As Hanno II, he held the throne as nominal king of Carthage from 480 until 440 BC — although by his reign, it was already in the process of starting to become more of a republic in practical terms. The lunar crater Hanno is named after him.
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