See Ebro.


Iberville, a S. parish of Louisiana, bounded W. by Atchafalaya bayou and S. E. by the Mississippi; area, 450 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 12,347, of whom 8,675 were colored. It has a flat surface, and is frequently inundated. The lands lying near the rivers are fertile; the rest of the parish is mostly uncultivated. The chief productions in 1870 were 168,645 bushels of Indian corn, 1,178 bales of cotton, 4,907 hogsheads of sugar, and 323,600 gallons of molasses. There were 377 horses, 1,938 mules and asses, 1,602 cattle, 1,483 sheep, and 656 swine. Capital, Plaquemines.

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Iberville, a S. W. county of Quebec, Canada, bounded \V. by Richelieu river; area, 189 sq. m.; pop. in 1871, 15,413, of whom 13.971 were of French descent. It is traversed by the Vermont Central and the Stanstead, Shef-ford, and Chambly railroads. Capital, St. Athanase.


Ibicui, a river of Brazil which rises in the Serra de Santa Anna, province of Rio Grande do Sul, about lat. 31° 20' S. and Ion. 54° 30' W., and flows first due N., under the name of Santa Anna, then N. W. and joins the Uruguay between La Cruz and Restoracion, lat. 29° S., after a course of some 400 m. It receives on both sides the waters of numerous tributaries, and is navigable for 300 m. by barges and canoes. The upper branch is called Ituzaingo.


See Braila.

Ibraila, Or Brahilov Braila

Ibraila, Or Brahilov Braila(Turkish, Ibra-hil), a town of Roumania, in Wallachia, on the left bank of the Danube, 103 m. N. E. of Bucharest; pop. about 16,000. It is the chief port of Wallachia. The trade consists in the produce of the country, such as barley, wheat, maize, linseed, hides, tallow, timber, and tobacco. It is chiefly conducted by Greeks; but many English and other merchants are engaged in it. Brail a suffered much by the Turkish wars in the 18th century, and was burned by the Russians in 1770. Afterward it was restored to the Turks, but surrendered to Russia in 1828. Since the subsequent treaty of peace of Adrianople, it has continued to form part of Wallachia.


Ibycus, a Greek lyric poet who lived in the middle of the 6th century B. C. He was a native of Rhegium in Italy, and lived at the court of Polycrates, tyrant of Samos. It is narrated that while travelling near Corinth he was mortally wounded by robbers, and invoked a flock of cranes, then passing overhead, to avenge his death. The cranes directed their flight to Corinth, and hovered over the people in the theatre. The murderers were present, and one of them on seeing the cranes exclaimed involuntarily, " Behold the avengers of Ibycus." This led to an inquiry, and to the punishment of the assassins. The poetry of Ibycus was mostly erotic, but sometimes mythical and heroic. But a few fragments of his works are in existence, the best edition of which is that of Schneidewin (Gottingen, 1835).