Ancient Geography: The Discovery of the World in Classical by Duane W. Roller

By Duane W. Roller

The final devoted e-book on historic geography was once released greater than sixty years in the past. considering then new texts have seemed (such because the Artemidoros palimpsest), and new versions of present texts (by geographical experts who contain Agatharchides, Eratosthenes, Pseudo-Skylax and Strabo) were produced. there was a lot archaeological learn, in particular on the perimeters of the Greek international, and a extra actual knowing of historical geography and geographers has emerged. the subject is accordingly late a clean and sustained therapy. In delivering accurately that, Duane curler explores very important themes like wisdom of the realm within the Bronze Age and Archaic classes; Greek growth into the Black Sea and the West; the Pythagorean inspiration of the earth as a globe; the discovery of geography as a self-discipline via Eratosthenes; Polybios the explorer; Strabo’s well-known Geographica; the travels of Alexander the nice; Roman geography; Ptolemy and overdue antiquity; and the cultural reawakening of old geographical wisdom within the Renaissance, together with Columbus’ use of historical assets.

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