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Ancient geography : the discovery of the world in classical Greece and Rome

Author: Duane W Roller
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2015.
Series: Library of classical studies, v. 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The last dedicated book on ancient geography was published more than sixty years ago. Since then new texts have appeared (such as the Artemidoros palimpsest), and new editions of existing texts (by geographical authorities who include Agatharchides, Eratosthenes, Pseudo-Skylax and Strabo) have been produced. There has been much archaeological research, especially at the perimeters of the Greek world, and a more  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Duane W Roller
ISBN: 178453076X 9781784530761
OCLC Number: 919850824
Description: viii, 294 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Beginnings --
The Expansion of the Greek Geographical Horizon --
The Spread of Geographical Knowledge and Scholarship in the Classical Period --
Pytheas and Alexander --
The Legacy of Alexander and Pytheas --
Eratosthenes and the Invention of the Discipline of Geography --
The New Roman World --
Geography in the Augustan Period --
The Remainder of the First Century AD --
The Later Roman Empire.
Series Title: Library of classical studies, v. 9.
Responsibility: Duane W. Roller.

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