Definition of Pillars of hercules
1. Noun. The two promontories at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar; according to legend they were formed by Hercules.
Generic synonyms: Formation, Geological Formation
Group relationships: Strait Of Gibraltar
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Literary usage of Pillars of hercules
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1. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1904)
"... WHICH HE DEPOSITED IN THE TEMPLE OF SATURN" " It was decreed by the Carthaginians, that Hanno should undertake a voyage beyond the Pillars of Hercules, ..."
2. Historical Researches Into the Politics, Intercourse, and Trade of the by Arnold Hermann Ludwig Heeren (1857)
"V. The Voyage of Hanno, commander of the Carthaginians, round the parts of Libya beyond the Pillars of Hercules, which he deposited in the temple of Saturn. ..."
3. The Christian Examiner (1850)
"The work is filled with pleasant and instructive details, and will repay perusal. The Pillars of Hercules; or a Narrative of Travels in Spain and Morocco in ..."
4. The chronicle of England by John Capgrave, Francis Charles Hingeston (1864)
"When they had sojourned in this island for some days, they returned to their vessels and sailed till they came to the pillars of Hercules at the extremity ..."
5. The Story of Spain by Edward Everett Hale, Susan Hale (1886)
"The reader will remember that Gibraltar and Ceuta were the two pillars of Hercules. The symbols of these pillars still survive in the arms of Spain, ..."
6. Spain by Edward Everett Hale, Susan Hale (1907)
"... The reader will remember that Gibraltar and Ceuta were the two pillars of Hercules. The symbols cf these pillars still survive in the arms of Spain, ..."