Brill's Companion to Ancient Geography: The Inhabited World by Serena Bianchetti, Michele Cataudella, Hans-Joachim Gehrke

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By Serena Bianchetti, Michele Cataudella, Hans-Joachim Gehrke

Brill's significant other to old Geography edited by means of S. Bianchetti, M. R. Cataudella, H. J. Gehrke is the 1st choice of experiences on historic geography of the traditional global that makes a speciality of a variety of subject matters thought of an important for realizing the improvement of geographical inspiration. during this paintings, students, all of whom are experts in a number of fields, study the interplay of people with their setting and take a look at to reconstruct the representations of the inhabited global within the works of historical historians, scientists, and cartographers. themes comprise: Eudoxus, Dicaearchus, Eratosthenes, Hipparchus, Agatharchides, Agrippa, Strabo, Pliny and Solinus, Ptolemy, and the Peutinger Map. different matters also are mentioned reminiscent of onomastics, the limits of states, Pythagorism, sacred itineraries, size structures, and the Holy Land.

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Herodotus was obviously faced with the task of coming to terms with heterogeneous traditions. So his overall picture is far from being consistent. 99–101). 17–20; 47–58). There is also an overall description of the country, which, in greatly simplified contours, is to be perceived in the shape of a rhomboid. 99–101). 99). The density of geographical information on the western part of Europe largely depends on the extent to which it was affected by war-related events under Darius and Xerxes or seemed potentially threatened by them.

A case for the existence of sea-charts is argued by Uggeri 1998. On the use or non-use of charts in general, Brodersen 1995. 23 Gernez 1949; Güngerich 1950, general introduction to the peripli literature, with brief review of principal authors; Peretti 1979, 13–83; Dilke 1985, 130–144; Prontera 1992a; Cordano 1992; González Ponce 1993; 1998; Bianchetti 2013c. 24 Lesky 1947. 26 Janni process that their history and literature still allow us to follow. Other authors too have denied that the Greeks had a profound vocation for seamanship and were really familiar with the marine environment.

The Sea of the Greeks and Romans 29 civilization and the beginning of the Greek Archaic Age:37 indeed, by then Greek colonies were already springing up in Sicily and Italy. It seems the poet wishes to shroud in obscurity all that lies west of Ulysses’ homeland, the Ionian Islands, so as to be able to populate those ‘unknown’ regions with the fabulous or monstrous wonders of a bygone tradition. e. 40 During this same period, that of the Homeric poems, according to tradition, the Greeks established permanent colonies in what was to become Magna Graecia.

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