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Through Meroë
"The first climate is called Dia Meroes from the Greek dia, which means "through" and defines in that language the genitive case, and Meroe, which is a city in Africa located in the torrid zone 16° on this side of the equator along the same parallel on which the Nile River is found." (Cosmographiae introductio, chap. VII - Hessler 2008)

"…the climates that lie to the south of the equator … have corresponding names. These have been explored and may be called Antidia Meroes from the Greek anti, which means opposite or against." (Cosmographiae introductio, chap. VII - Hessler 2008)