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New Directions in the Study of Ancient Geography

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This volume brings together five essays that represent the latest directions in the study of geography in classical antiquity. Arranged chronologically, these contributions cover several hundred years of ancient geographical scholarship, ranging from ancient Mesopotamia and the prehistoric New World to the Roman Empire, and deal with topics such as ancient cosmology, literary interpretations of geography, ancient navigation, and geography in the Roman Imperial world.



Beginning in the ancient Near East, Paul T. Keyser's essay considers how Greek scholars--whose views on the cosmos are still relevant today--were influenced by early Near Eastern beliefs about the universe. Moving to the Hellenistic period, Duane W. Roller presents a text of and commentary on a navigational guide for Ptolemaic seamen written by Ptolemy II's chief of naval staff, Timosthenes of Rhodes. Georgia L. Irby provides an analysis of a literary map--the Shield of Aeneas from Vergil's Aeneid--as well as a detailed study of Pomponius Mela and his Chorographia, the earliest surviving Greco-Roman geographical treatise and the only extant independent geographical work in Latin. An essay by Molly Ayn Jones-Lewis completes the volume by describing how Tacitus's Germania, of the early second century AD, is a work heavily reliant on environmental determinism, an issue that is still relevant today.



Together, these essays demonstrate the great diversity of ancient geographical scholarship, both in antiquity and in modern times. This volume will be greeted with enthusiasm by ancient historians and classical studies scholars, particularly those interested in the cultural and political facets of geography.

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Editura Association of Ancient Historians
Dimensiuni 229 x 152 x 13
Data Publicarii 28/05/2020
Format Necartonata
Numar pagini 208
Descriere RO Acest volum reuneste cinci eseuri care reprezinta cele mai recente directii in studiul geografiei din antichitatea clasica. Aranjate cronologic, aceste contributii acopera cateva sute de ani de stiinta geografica antica, variind de la Mesopotamia antica si Lumea Noua preistorica pana la Imperiul Roman si trateaza subiecte precum cosmologia antica, interpretari literare ale geografiei, navigatie antica si geografie in zona romana. Lumea imperiala. Incepand cu vechiul Orient Apropiat, Paul T.
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Acest volum reuneste cinci eseuri care reprezinta cele mai recente directii in studiul geografiei din antichitatea clasica. Aranjate cronologic, aceste contributii acopera cateva sute de ani de stiinta geografica antica, variind de la Mesopotamia antica si Lumea Noua preistorica pana la Imperiul Roman si trateaza subiecte precum cosmologia antica, interpretari literare ale geografiei, navigatie antica si geografie in zona romana. Lumea imperiala. Incepand cu vechiul Orient Apropiat, Paul T.
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