Beyond the BosphorusBeyond the Bosphorus



Their adventures have become legendary within the trucking world.In this book Dave Bowers tells with humour and insight the amazing stories of people driving to Middle East destinations, battling against all the odds to deliver their loads.

Author: Dave Bowers

Publisher: Old Pond Publishing

ISBN: 1910456020

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The Middle East has always been one of the most challenging destinations for the UK's lorry (truck) drivers. In the 1970s and 1980s, many drivers may not have even heard of the destinations they were sent to before heading out eastwards. Along the way, they endured extreme weather conditions, bureaucratic nightmares, and the physical trials of keeping themselves and their trucks operational over many thousands of miles of poorly maintained and dangerous roads. Their adventures have become legendary within the trucking world. In this book, author Dave Bowers tells with humor and insight the amazing stories of people driving to Middle East destinations, battling against all the odds to deliver their loads. The inspiration comes from his own experience through those routes and, in particular, on one adventurous journey homewards from Tehran in 1975, when he happened to be stranded in Iran with no cash to speak of and spending many nights sleeping in abandoned trailers along the way. Dave eventually travelled homewards after he was given lifts in trucks returning to Europe, driven by drivers who had many tales to tell. Illustrated with photographs of the drivers and vehicles taken at the time, Beyond the Bosphorus documents what it was like for ordinary HGV drivers to get involved in something so dramatically different from their everyday working lives in the UK. The book will be of interest to transport drivers, general vehicle enthusiasts, as well as those with a historical and social interest in the Middle East. [Subject: Memoir, Transportation]

Parliamentary PapersParliamentary Papers



... with a depth at the Mouth of Steam Vessels loading at Sulina without having ascended the River , and which do not go beyond the Bosphorus . More than 10 feet at Less than least , and 10 feet . 11 feet at most . 11 feet to 12 feet .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044106503220

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Correspondence etc respecting the affairs of TurkeyCorrespondence etc respecting the affairs of Turkey



... with a Depth at the Mouth of Steam Vessels loading at Sulina without having ascended the River , and which do not go beyond the Bosphorus . More than 10 feet at Less than least , and 10 feet . 11 feet at most . 11 feet to 12 feet .

Author: Great Britain. Foreign Office

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ISBN: MINN:31951002486516S

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Accounts and Papers of the House of CommonsAccounts and Papers of the House of Commons



... with a depth at the Mouth of Steam Vessels loading at Sulina without having ascended the River , and which do not go beyond the Bosphorus . More than 10 feet at Less than least , and 10 feet . 11 feet at most . 11 feet to 12 feet .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

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ISBN: OXFORD:555101445

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Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age Prolegomena Achaeis or the Ethnology of the Greek Races Olympus Agore Ilios Thalassa Aoidos Complete Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age Prolegomena Achaeis or the Ethnology of the Greek Races Olympus Agore Ilios Thalassa Aoidos Complete



lie much beyond the horizon of his own Greek world and of geography proper. This was the more eligible of the two routes. The other was that of the Πλαγκταὶ, or Bosphorus. It was rejected as involving certain destruction: for only Jason ...

Author: William Ewart Gladstone

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465610287

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We are told that, in an ancient city, he who had a new law to propose made his appearance, when about to discharge that duty, with a halter round his neck. It might be somewhat rigid to re-introduce this practice in the case of those who write new books on subjects, with which the ears at least of the world are familiar. But it is not unreasonable to demand of them some such reason for their boldness as shall be at any rate presumably related to public utility. Complying with this demand by anticipation, I will place in the foreground an explicit statement of the objects which I have in view. These objects are twofold: firstly, to promote and extend the fruitful study of the immortal poems of Homer; and secondly, to vindicate for them, in an age of discussion, their just degree both of absolute and, more especially, of relative critical value. My desire is to indicate at least, if I cannot hope to establish, their proper place, both in the discipline of classical education, and among the materials of historical inquiry. When the world has been hearing and reading Homer, and talking and writing about him, for nearly three thousand years, it may seem strange thus to imply that he is still an ‘inheritor of unfulfilled renown,’ and not yet in full possession of his lawful throne. He who seems to impeach the knowledge and judgment of all former ages, himself runs but an evil chance, and is likely to be found guilty of ignorance and folly. Such, however, is not my design. There is no reason to doubt that Greece

British and Foreign State PapersBritish and Foreign State Papers



... Sulina without having ascended the 10 feet ore than River , and which do less at least , than 10 and 11 11 feet 12 feet 13 feet | 14 feet not go beyond the feet . feet at to to to to 15 feet . Bosphorus . most . 12 feet . 13 feet .

Author: Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105022666726

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Studies on Homer and the Homeric AgeStudies on Homer and the Homeric Age



The other was that of the UXayKTa), or Bosphorus. It was rejected as involving certain destruction : for only Jason had safely passed it by the aid of Juno, and Pallas was not now at hand to succour Ulysses ; since he was outside that ...

Author: William Ewart Gladstone

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108012065

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Page: 648

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Analysing in detail ancient Greek culture and society, Gladstone achieves his aim 'to promote and extend' the study of Homer.

Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age Prolegomena Achaeis or The Ethnology of the Greek racesStudies on Homer and the Homeric Age Prolegomena Achaeis or The Ethnology of the Greek races



The other was that of the Illayktai , or Bosphorus . It was rejected as involving certain destruction : for only Jason had safely passed it by the aid of Juno , and Pallas was not now at hand to succour Ulysses ; since he was outside ...

Author: William Ewart Gladstone

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ISBN: OXFORD:590419098

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Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age Agor polities of the homeric age Ilios Trojans and Greeks compared Thalassa the outer geography Aoidos some points of the poetry of HomerStudies on Homer and the Homeric Age Agor polities of the homeric age Ilios Trojans and Greeks compared Thalassa the outer geography Aoidos some points of the poetry of Homer



The other was that of the IIdayktai , or Bosphorus . It was rejected as involving certain destruction : for only Jason had safely passed it by the aid of Juno , and Pallas was not now at hand to succour Ulysses ; since he was outside ...

Author: William Ewart Gladstone

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600046418

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Studies on Homer and the Homeric AgeStudies on Homer and the Homeric Age



The other was that of the Ildayktai , or Bosphorus . It was rejected as involving certain destruction : for only Jason had safely passed it by the aid of Juno , and Pallas was not now at hand to succour Ulysses ; since he was outside ...

Author: William Ewart Gladstone

Publisher:

ISBN: RMS:RMS5LDP2000034958$$$V

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Page: 616

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Agor polities of the Homeric age Ilios Trojans and Greeks compared Thalassa the outer geography Aoidos some points of the poetry of HomerAgor polities of the Homeric age Ilios Trojans and Greeks compared Thalassa the outer geography Aoidos some points of the poetry of Homer



The other was that of the Illayktai , or Bosphorus . It was rejected as involving certain destruction : for only Jason had safely passed it by the aid of Juno , and Pallas was not now at hand to succour Ulysses ; since he was outside ...

Author: William Ewart Gladstone

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ISBN: OSU:32435055629588

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Alexander the Great in AfghanistanAlexander the Great in Afghanistan



7.6 Alexander now reached Parthia, whereof the Scythians had seized the fertiles fields. They have homesteads in both Europe and Asia. Those who dwell beyond the Bosphorus are attributed to Asia and those that are in Europe hold the ...

Author: Andrew Chugg

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780955679032

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Page: 212

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The most influential account of the career of Alexander the Great was penned by Cleitarchus in the decades after Alexander's death. Most of the surviving ancient texts on Alexander were based upon his work, but every copy of the original was destroyed in antiquity. Now the entire book is being revived in an exciting reconstruction based upon an in-depth analysis of the surviving ancient works that it inspired. This volume presents the section dealing with Alexander's campaigns in Afghanistan. It became a blood-soaked slog against unrelenting opponents who adopted the same guerrilla resistance as is seen there today. Alexander was also beset by internal dissension with treason and plot within his own camp. How he coped with these dual challenges, through ruthless force in combination with conciliatory gestures, still offers useful lessons in strategy. Alexander was uniquely successful in establishing the region's rule by Greek kings for the next few centuries. A date for Alexander's accession is also proposed.

Concerning Alexander the Great A Reconstruction of CleitarchusConcerning Alexander the Great A Reconstruction of Cleitarchus



Those who dwell beyond the Bosphorus are attributed to Asia and those that are in Europe hold the land from the western strand of Thrace through to the Borysthenes and thence the stretches straight on to the Tanais.196 This river runs ...

Author: Andrew Chugg

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780955679087

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The most influential account of the career of Alexander the Great was penned by Cleitarchus in the decades after Alexander's death. Most of the surviving ancient texts on Alexander were based upon his work, but every copy of the original was destroyed in antiquity. Now the entire book has been revived in an exciting reconstruction based upon an in-depth analysis of the surviving ancient works that it inspired. Here you will find Alexander revealed in a startling new light as a very human and believable individual, who drives and is then driven by a momentous cascade of events. Here you can rediscover the oldest and also the most authentic literary portrait of the king spanning all thirteen years of his reign.

Bridging Al SerenitiesBridging Al Serenities



The Isle of Ebla was shored in the north by the Black Sea; in the west by the Bosphorus Strait, the Marmara, ... to its west beyond the Sinai marshlands which we today call Africa, the one to its north beyond the Bosphorus gorge which ...

Author: Richard Mc Sweeney

Publisher: Richard Mc Sweeney

ISBN: 9781365581472

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A delightful prose-poetic work which begins in Part One on the beautiful isle of Éire (Ireland) with the world of the invisible presenting itself in person to the world of the visible. The focus then shifts in Part Two to the Middle East, to a mythical queendom called Ebla set in pre-Qur’an, Bible and Torah times. The reader will be given to meet such memorable characters as Queen Ave Éire Fragrance, King Ave Éire Sacred Manuscripts, Crown Princess Graceful, and Queen Ebla Praiseworthy to name but a few. Seekers of wisdom, beauty, and love; seekers of spiritual contentment will find this progenitive work greatly to their liking for it is in all respects a fragrant cornucopia of stories and narratives all richly and exquisitely seasoned with spiritual and philosophical elegance and eloquence. This is a creative attempt at cultural bridge building; connecting peoples and ideas by means of mythologies in the making. One hundred coloured maps, and three illustrations add to its charming mystique. (Note: In the hardback edition the maps and illustrations are in greyscale.) The fonts and page numbering in this ebook correspond to the 2017 hardback edition.