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Eratosthenes' Geography

Author: Eratosthenes.; Duane W Roller; Strabo.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Eratosthenes.
Eratosthenes' Geography.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2010
(DLC) 2009022155
(OCoLC)373055686
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eratosthenes.; Duane W Roller; Strabo.
ISBN: 1282458779 9781282458772
OCLC Number: 647874780
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 304 p.) : maps.
Contents: Eratosthenes and the history of geography. The background ; The life of Eratosthenes ; The Geographika of Eratosthenes ; The reception and later history of the Geographika --
Eratosthenes, Geographika. Book 1 ; Book 2 ; Book 3 --
Summaries and commentaries. Commentary to Book 1 ; Commentary to Book 2 ; Commentary to Book 3 --
Gazetteer --
Maps --
Appendices. Appendix 1: On the measurement of the Earth ; Appendix 2: Testimonia for the life of Eratosthenes ; Appendix 3: Lengths of measurement.
Other Titles: Geography.
Geography
Responsibility: fragments collected and translated, with commentary and additional material, by Duane W. Roller.

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A modern edition and an English translation of one of the earliest and most important works in the history of geography, the third-century "Geographika of Eratosthenes". It describes the geography of  Read more...

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