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By Duane W. Roller

ISBN-10: 0857739239

ISBN-13: 9780857739230

The final committed publication on historical geography was once released greater than sixty years in the past. because then new texts have seemed (such because the Artemidoros palimpsest), and new variants of current texts (by geographical experts who comprise Agatharchides, Eratosthenes, Pseudo-Skylax and Strabo) were produced. there was a lot archaeological study, in particular on the perimeters of the Greek international, and a extra exact figuring out of historic geography and geographers has emerged. the subject is consequently late a clean and sustained remedy. In delivering accurately that, Duane curler explores vital themes like wisdom of the realm within the Bronze Age and Archaic sessions; Greek enlargement into the Black Sea and the West; the Pythagorean notion of the earth as a globe; the discovery of geography as a self-discipline by way of Eratosthenes; Polybios the explorer; Strabo’s recognized Geographica; the travels of Alexander the good; Roman geography; Ptolemy and overdue antiquity; and the cultural reawakening of vintage geographical wisdom within the Renaissance, together with Columbus’ use of historic assets.

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