To appreciate Salona you must there in the proper spirit, knowing something at least of the story of the destruction of Roman Salonæ and of its palmy days in the preceding centuries. You must remember that the sea, which has since receded, once washed the city wall; that it was a naval station with its harbour full of the imperial galleys; that double walls with many towers surrounded it, and were battered in many a siege before at last it fell befor the Avar hordes, and lay waste and desolate.

Maude M. Holbach Dalmatia