Note 128
From Chapter 31 of the Decline & Fall

For the perfect description of the Straits of Messina, Scylla, Charybdis, etc., see Cluverius (Ital. Antiq. l. iv. p. 1293, and Silicia Antiq. l. i. p. 60-76), who had diligently studied the ancients and surveyed with a curious eye the actual face of the country.

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