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Geography in classical antiquity

Author: Daniela Dueck; Kai Brodersen
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Series: Key themes in Ancient History
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What were the limits of knowledge of the physical world in Greek and Roman antiquity? How far did travellers get and what did they know about far-away regions? How did they describe foreign countries and peoples? How did they measure the earth, and distances and heights on it? Ideas about the physical and cultural world are a key aspect of ancient history, but until now there has been no up-to-date modern overview  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniela Dueck; Kai Brodersen
ISBN: 9780521120258 052112025X 9780521197885 0521197880
OCLC Number: 799043838
Description: XVI, 142 S. : Ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction ; 2. Descriptive geography ; 3. Mathematical geography ; 4. Cartography ; 5. Geography in practice.
Series Title: Key themes in Ancient History
Responsibility: Daniela Dueck with contributions by Kai Brodersen.

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An introduction to the earliest ideas of geography in antiquity and how much knowledge there was of the physical world.  Read more...

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