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Works: 210 works in 493 publications in 14 languages and 7,303 library holdings
Genres: History  Bibliography  Maps  Popular works  Textbooks  Sources 
Roles: Author, Cartographer, Author of introduction
Classifications: PA4002, 913
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Eratosthenes' Geography by Eratosthenes( Book )

11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 286 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 )

38 editions published between 1880 and 1974 in 3 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catastérismes by Eratosthenes( Book )

20 editions published between 1897 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Erigone des Eratosthenes : eine kommentierte Ausgabe der Fragmente by Eratosthenes( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in 3 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythographi graeci by Apollodorus( Book )

17 editions published between 1894 and 1902 in 5 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eratosthenica by Eratosthenes( Book )

17 editions published between 1822 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 88 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

Eratosthenis Carminum reliquiae by Eratosthenes( Book )

11 editions published in 1872 in 3 languages and held by 70 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 67 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
Eratosthenes Batavvs De terræ ambitus vera quantitate by Willebrord Snellius( Book )

4 editions published in 1617 in Latin and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herodotos by Herodotus( Book )

12 editions published between 1844 and 1928 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eratosthenes Catasterismorum fragmenta Vaticana. Praemissum est de Catasterismorum recensionibus commentariolum by Eratosthenes( Book )

7 editions published in 1899 in 4 languages and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eratosthenis Catasterismorvm reliqviae by Eratosthenes( Book )

9 editions published between 1878 and 1963 in 4 languages and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epitome dei Catasterismi : origine delle costellazioni e disposizione delle stelle by Eratosthenes( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Italian and Greek, Ancient and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitología del firmamento : (catasterismos) by Eratosthenes( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 20 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 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catasterismos by Eratosthenes( )

3 editions published in 1992 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eratosthenis carminvm reliqviae by Eratosthenes( Book )

3 editions published in 1872 in Latin and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Étude bibliographique de la géographie d'Ératosthène by Amédée Thalamas( Book )

1 edition published in 1921 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Eratosthenes' Geography
Alternative Names
Cyrenaeus, Eratosthenes.



Eratosfen ca. 275-ca. 194 aC




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

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

Ératosthène de Cyrène

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

Ératosthène, de Cyrène, 3e-2e E. v.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 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, of Cyrene, ca. 275-194 B.C.

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

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.


z Kyrény, Eratosthenés asi 275 př. Kr.-195 př. Kr


Ἐρατοσθένης 0284?-0192? av. J.-C.

Ερατοσθένης ο Κυρηναίος



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