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Eratosthenes

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Works: 195 works in 441 publications in 12 languages and 6,031 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources 
Roles: Cartographer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA4002, 913
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Eratosthenes' Geography by Eratosthenes ( )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 524 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 Eratosthenes ( Book )
27 editions published between 1880 and 1974 in 4 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mythographi graeci ( Book )
9 editions published between 1894 and 1896 in 5 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eratosthenica by Eratosthenes ( Book )
13 editions published between 1822 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Erigone des Eratosthenes : eine kommentierte Ausgabe der Fragmente by Eratosthenes ( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catastérismes by Eratosthenes ( Book )
13 editions published between 1795 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eratosthenis Catasterismorum reliquiae by Eratosthenes ( Book )
25 editions published between 1878 and 1963 in 6 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[Mythographoi] Scriptores poeticae historiae graeci by Anton Westermann ( Book )
2 editions published in 1843 in Greek, Modern and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pseudo-Eratosthenis Catasterismi by Eratosthenes ( Book )
13 editions published between 1894 and 1907 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eratosthenis Carminum reliquiae by Eratosthenes ( Book )
7 editions published in 1872 in 3 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eratosthenes Batavvs De terræ ambitus vera quantitate by Willebrord Snellius ( Book )
3 editions published in 1617 in Latin and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eratosthenis Catasterismorvm reliqviae by Eratosthenes ( Book )
10 editions published between 1878 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eratosthenis geographicorum fragmenta by Eratosthenes ( Book )
10 editions published in 1789 in 4 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eratosthenis Catasterismi : cum interpretatione latina et commentario by Eratosthenes ( Book )
8 editions published in 1795 in 4 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eratosthenes Catasterismorum fragmenta Vaticana. Praemissum est de Catasterismorum recensionibus commentariolum by Eratosthenes ( Book )
2 editions published in 1899 in Greek, Ancient and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Herodoti Historiae by Herodotus ( Book )
7 editions published between 1844 and 1962 in Latin and Miscellaneous languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Catasterismorum reliquiae by Eratosthenes ( Book )
9 editions published between 1878 and 1963 in Latin and Greek, Ancient and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sternsagen = (Catasterismi) : Griechisch/Deutsch by Eratosthenes ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in German and Greek, Ancient and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le ciel mythes et histoire des constellations : Les Catastérismes by Ératosthène ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in French and held by 19 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 in 2009 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cyrenaeus, Eratosthenes.
Ėratosfen
Eratosfen ca. 275-ca. 194 aC
Eratostene.
Eratostene 0284?-0192? av. J.-C.
Eratóstenes
Eratostenes z Cyreny.
Eratosth.
Ératosthène
Ératosthène 3e-2e E. v.C. de Cyrène
Eratosthène approximately 276 B.C.-194 B.C.
Eratosthène ca. 275-ca. 194 aC
Ératosthène de Cyrène
Ératosthène de Cyrène 0284?-0192? av. J.-C.
Ératosthène, de Cyrène, 3e-2e E. v.C.
Eratosthenēs
̓Eratosthénēs 0284?-0192? av. J.-C.
Eratosthenes 3e-2e E. v.C. Pseudo-
Eratosthenes ca. 275-194 B.C. of Cyrene
Eratosthenes ca. 275-ca. 194 aC
Eratosthenes Cyrenaeus philosophus 0284?-0192? av. J.-C.
Eratosthenes di Cirene sec. III a.C.
Eratosthenes Epicus
Eratosthenes of Cyrene
Eratosthenes, Pseudo-, 3e-2e E. v.C.
Eratosthenes von Kyrene
̓Eratosthénīs 0284?-0192? av. J.-C.
Pseudo-Eratosthenes.
Pseudo-Eratosthenes 100/200-t. e.Kr
Pseudo-Eratosthenes 3e-2e E. v.C.
Pseudo-Eratosthenis
Ἐρατοσθένης
Ἐρατοσθένης 0284?-0192? av. J.-C.
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