By Duane W. Roller
The final devoted e-book on old geography used to be released greater than sixty years in the past. due to the fact then new texts have seemed (such because the Artemidoros palimpsest), and new variants of current texts (by geographical professionals who comprise Agatharchides, Eratosthenes, Pseudo-Skylax and Strabo) were produced. there was a lot archaeological learn, particularly on the perimeters of the Greek international, and a extra actual realizing of historical geography and geographers has emerged. the subject is accordingly late a clean and sustained therapy. In supplying accurately that, Duane curler explores very important issues like wisdom of the realm within the Bronze Age and Archaic classes; 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 through Eratosthenes; Polybios the explorer; Strabo’s well-known Geographica; the travels of Alexander the good; Roman geography; Ptolemy and overdue antiquity; and the cultural reawakening of old geographical wisdom within the Renaissance, together with Columbus’ use of old resources.
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