| Share
 

Calpe

(2 syl.). Calpë and Abyla. The two pillars of Hercules. According to one account, these two were originally only one mountain, which Hercules tore asunder; but some say he piled up each mountain separately, and poured the sea between them.

Heaves up huge Abyla on Afric's sand,
Crowns with high Calpë Europe's salient strand, Crests with opposing
towers the splendid scene, And pours from urns immense the sea between.

Darwin: Economy of Vegetation.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Calpe from Infoplease:

Related Content

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring