Calpé and Abyla, one at Gibraltar and one at Centa, torn asunder by
Hercules that the waters of the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Sea
might communicate with each other. Macrobius ascribes these pillars to
Sesostris (the Egyptian Hercules), and Lucan follows the same
I will follow you even to the pillars of Hercules.
To the end of the world. The ancients supposed that these rocks
marked the utmost limits of the habitable globe. (See above
, Hercules' Pillars.)
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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