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By Duane W. Roller

The final committed ebook on historical geography used to be released greater than sixty years in the past. considering that then new texts have seemed (such because the Artemidoros palimpsest), and new variations of current texts (by geographical specialists who comprise Agatharchides, Eratosthenes, Pseudo-Skylax and Strabo) were produced. there was a lot archaeological examine, particularly on the perimeters of the Greek international, and a extra actual realizing of historic geography and geographers has emerged. the subject is hence late a clean and sustained remedy. In providing accurately that, Duane curler explores very important themes like wisdom of the realm within the Bronze Age and Archaic sessions; Greek growth into the Black Sea and the West; the Pythagorean notion of the earth as a globe; the discovery of geography as a self-discipline via Eratosthenes; Polybios the explorer; Strabo’s well-known Geographica; the travels of Alexander the good; Roman geography; Ptolemy and past due antiquity; and the cultural reawakening of vintage geographical wisdom within the Renaissance, together with Columbus’ use of historical resources.

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