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"X He first navigators, who ventured at the Black Sea, having been repulsed or massacred via the ferocious population of the coast, it obtained the identify of Axinos, "unfriendly to strangers." The repeated visits of the Greeks, besides the fact that, softening the manners of these barbarous tribes, colonies have been verified, and Aocinos was once replaced for Euxinus, "friendly to strangers." through the wintry weather the ocean is way of the time coated with clouds and thick fogs; from this condition, the profound obscurity of the heavens in storms, and the darkish visual appeal, which the thick forests on its mountainous borders express, it most likely obtained the fashionable identify of Black Sea; for the sand at the shore, is of a similar color with the sand of the White Sea, and its waters are as natural and translucent as these of the ocean(...)".

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