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Works: 166 works in 421 publications in 13 languages and 6,005 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: G87, 913
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Most widely held works by Eratosthenes
Eratosthenes' Geography by Eratosthenes( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first modern edition and first English translation of one of the earliest and most important works in the history of geography, the third-century Geographika of Eratosthenes. In this work, which for the first time described the geography of the entire inhabited world as it was then known, Eratosthenes of Kyrene (ca. 285-205 BC) invented the discipline of geography as we understand it. A polymath who served as librarian at Alexandria and tutor to the future King Ptolemy IV, Eratosthenes created the terminology of geography, probably including the word geographia itself. Building on his previous work, in which he determined the size and shape of the earth, Eratosthenes in the Geographika created a grid of parallels and meridians that linked together every place in the world: for the first time one could figure out the relationship and distance between remote localities, such as northwest Africa and the Caspian Sea. The Geographika also identified some four hundred places, more than ever before, from Thoule (probably Iceland) to Taprobane (Sri Lanka), and from well down the coast of Africa to Central Asia. This is the first collation of the more than 150 fragments of the Geographika in more than a century. Each fragment is accompanied by an English translation, a summary, and commentary. Duane W. Roller provides a rich background, including a history of the text and its reception, a biography of Eratosthenes, and a comprehensive account of ancient Greek geographical thought and of Eratosthenes' pioneering contribution to it. This edition also includes maps that show all of the known places named in the Geographika, appendixes, a bibliography, and indexes
Die geographischen Fragmente des Eratosthenes by E. H Berger( Book )

37 editions published between 1880 and 1974 in 4 languages and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eratosthenis Catasterismorvm reliqviae by Eratosthenes( Book )

60 editions published between 1878 and 1963 in 7 languages and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Mythographoi] Scriptores poeticae historiae graeci by Anton Westermann( Book )

6 editions published in 1843 in 3 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythographi graeci( Book )

in Greek, Ancient and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le ciel : mythes et histoire des constellations : Les Catastérismes by Eratosthenes( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce guide, célèbre dans l'Antiquité, explique l'origine de chaque constellation et en propose une description astronomique. Chaque constellation, présentée avec la légende qui lui corresond, est illustrée par une carte sur laquelle les étoiles apparaissent telles qu'elles étaient au IIe siècle av. J.-C
Epitome dei Catasterismi : origine delle costellazioni e disposizione delle stelle by Eratosthenes( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Italian and Greek, Ancient and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sternsagen = (Catasterismi) : Griechisch/Deutsch by Eratosthenes( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in German and Greek, Ancient and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitógrafos griegos : Paléfato, Heráclito, Anónimo Vaticano, Eratóstenes, Cornuto by Manuel Sanz Morales( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los cinco escritos que se recogen aquí conforman una unidad (pese a su diversidad aparente) por cuanto ilustran de forma impecable tres de las formas en que los griegos de la Antigüedad practicaron la mitografía. Los tres primeros opúsculos (las Historias increíbles de Paléfato, Heráclito y el Anónimo Vaticano) son básicamente representativos de la exégesis racionalista del mito. Con la obra de Eratóstenes (Catasterismos) volvemos, del tiempo impreciso del Anónimo, a la época helenística, momento en que se debió de componer esta suerte de astronomía mitológica en la que se narran las conversiones en estrellas de personajes famosos del mito. Por su parte, el Repaso de las tradiciones teológicas de los griegos de Aneo Cornuto (obra que se traduce aquí por vez primera al castellano) ejemplifica la corriente alegórica de análisis del mito
Aratou Soleōs Phainomena kai diosēmeia by Aratus( )

1 edition published in 1672 in Latin and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die karte des Eratosthenes und die züge Alexanders by Willy Thonke( Book )

1 edition published in 1914 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythographi graeci( Book )

in Greek, Ancient and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythographi Graeci by Eratosthenes( Book )

5 editions published in 1897 in Greek, Ancient and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vom Anbeginn über Eratosthenes zum Weltnetz by Hans Schmid( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Sieb des Eratosthenes; eine Studie über die natürlichen Zahlen by Per Waldal( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythographi graeci by Parthenius( Book )

4 editions published in 1894 in 3 languages and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euclidis Datorum liber cum additamento, hecnon tractatus alii ad geometriam pertinentes by Samuel Horsley( Book )

2 editions published in 1803 in Latin and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Eratosthenes' Geography
Alternative Names
Cyrenaeus, Eratosthenes.

Cyrenaeus, Eratosthenes ca. v276/273-194



Eratosfen ca. 275-ca. 194 aC.




Eratostene 0284?-0192? av. J.-C.

Eratostene ca. v276/273-194

Eratostene di Cirene matematico, astronomo, geografo e poeta greco antico


Eratostenes grecki matematyk, astronom, filozof, geograf i poeta

Eratostenes z Cyreny.






Ératosthène 3e-2e E. v.C. de Cyrène

Eratosthène approximately 276 B.C.-194 B.C.

Ératosthène astronome, géographe, philosophe et mathématicien grec

Eratosthène ca. 275-ca. 194 aC.

Eratosthène ca. v276/273-194 de Cyrène

Ératosthène de Cyrène

Ératosthène de Cyrène 0284?-0192? av. J.-C.


̓Eratosthénēs 0284?-0192? av. J.-C.

Eratosthenes 3e-2e E. v.C. Pseudo-

Eratosthenes Ancient greek scientist

Eratosthenes ca. 275-194 B.C. of Cyrene

Eratosthenes ca. 275-ca. 194 aC.

Eratosthenes ca. v276/273-194 Beta

Eratosthenes ca. v276/273-194 Bibliothekar

Eratosthenes ca. v276/273-194 Cyrenaeus

Eratosthenes ca. v276/273-194 Epicus

Eratosthenes ca. v276/273-194 Grammaticus

Eratosthenes ca. v276/273-194 Grammatiker

Eratosthenes ca. v276/273-194 of Cyrene

Eratosthenes ca. v276/273-194 Philologe

Eratosthenes ca. v276/273-194 Philologus

Eratosthenes ca. v276/273-194 Prinzenerzieher

Eratosthenes ca. v276/273-194 Schüler des Kallimachos

Eratosthenes ca. v276/273-194 Variae Scientiae Scriptor

Eratosthenes ca. v276/273-194 von Cyrene

Eratosthenes ca. v276/273-194 von Kyrene

Eratosthenes Cyrenaeus

Eratosthenes Cyrenaeus philosophus 0284?-0192? av. J.-C.

Eratosthenes di Cirene, sec. III a.C.

Eratosthenes Epicus

Eratosthenes griechischer Mathematiker, Geograph, Astronom, Historiker, Philologe, Dichter, Leiter der Bibliothek von Alexandria

Eratosthenes of Cyrene

Eratosthenes vo Kyrene

Eratosthenes von Kyrene

Eratosthenés z Kyrény

̓Eratosthénīs 0284?-0192? av. J.-C.


Eratoszthenész Pentatlosz


Pseudo-Eratosthenes 100/200-t. e.Kr

Pseudo-Eratosthenes 3e-2e E. v.C.

Pseudo-Eratosthenes ca. v276/273-194



Ἐρατοσθένης 0284?-0192? av. J.-C.

Ερατοσθένης ο Κυρηναίος



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Circumference : Eratosthenes and the ancient quest to measure the globe