Ancient Geography

The Discovery of the World in Classical Greece and Rome

Author: Duane W. Roller

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857739239

Category: History

Page: 304

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The last dedicated book on ancient geography was published more than sixty years ago. Since then new texts have appeared (such as the Artemidoros palimpsest), and new editions of existing texts (by geographical authorities who include Agatharchides, Eratosthenes, Pseudo-Skylax and Strabo) have been produced. There has been much archaeological research, especially at the perimeters of the Greek world, and a more accurate understanding of ancient geography and geographers has emerged. The topic is therefore overdue a fresh and sustained treatment. In offering precisely that, Duane Roller explores important topics like knowledge of the world in the Bronze Age and Archaic periods; Greek expansion into the Black Sea and the West; the Pythagorean concept of the earth as a globe; the invention of geography as a discipline by Eratosthenes; Polybios the explorer; Strabo’s famous Geographica; the travels of Alexander the Great; Roman geography; Ptolemy and late antiquity; and the cultural reawakening of antique geographical knowledge in the Renaissance, including Columbus’ use of ancient sources.
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A History of Ancient Geography

Author: Henry Fanshawe Tozer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108078753

Category: History

Page: 432

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This 1897 textbook traces the progress of geographical writing from Homeric times to the end of Rome's western empire.
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The Ancient Geography of India

I. The Buddhist Period, Including the Campaigns of Alexander, and the Travels of Hwen-Thsang

Author: Sir Alexander Cunningham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: India

Page: 589

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History of Ancient Geography

Author: J. Oliver Thomson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107689929

Category: History

Page: 444

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This 1948 book provides a detailed study of the contribution of ancient societies to the development of geography, both in terms of theory and practical discovery. The text concentrates mainly on the perspectives of Greece and Rome, but other historical periods and regions are given attention, including ancient Egypt and China.
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Brill's Companion to Ancient Geography

The Inhabited World in Greek and Roman Tradition

Author: Serena Bianchetti,Michele Cataudella,Hans-Joachim Gehrke

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004284710

Category: History

Page: 508

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Brill's Companion to Ancient Geography is the first collection of studies on historical geography of the ancient world that focuses on topics considered crucial for understanding the development of geographical thought.
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A Dictionary of Ancient Geography

Explaining the Local Appellations in Sacred, Grecian, and Roman History; Exhibiting the Extent of Kingdoms, and Situations of Cities, &c. And Illustrating the Allusions and Epithets in the Greek and Roman Poets. The Whole Established by Proper Authorities, and Designed for the Use of Schools

Author: Alexander MacBean

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical geography

Page: 628

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Ancient Geography

As Connected with Chronology, and Preparatory to Ancient History : Accompanied with an Atlas

Author: Emma Willard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Geography, Ancient

Page: 96

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