Ancient geography : the invention of the sector in classical Greece and Rome

Author(s): cient geography : the invention of the sector in classical Greece and Rome By Roller, Duane W

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The closing devoted e-book on historical geography was once printed greater than sixty years in the past. Since then new texts have gave the impression (such because the Artemidoros palimpsest), and new editions of current texts (by means of geographical government who come with Agatharchides, Eratosthenes, Pseudo-Skylax and Strabo) were produced. There has been a lot archaeological analysis, particularly on the perimeters of the Greek international, and a extra correct working out of historical geography and geographers has emerged. The subject is due to this fact late a contemporary and sustained remedy. In providing exactly that, Duane Roller explores essential subjects like wisdom of the sector within the Bronze Age and Archaic sessions Greek growth into the Black Sea and the West the Pythagorean idea of the earth as a globe the discovery of geography as a self-discipline by means of Eratosthenes Polybios the explorer Strabos well-known Geographica the travels of Alexander the Great Roman geography Ptolemy and overdue antiquity and the cultural reawakening of vintage geographical wisdom within the Renaissance, together with Columbus use of historical assets
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