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Brill's companion to ancient geography [electronic resource] : the inhabited world in Greek and Roman tradition / edited by Serena Bianchetti, Michele R. Cataudella and Hans-Joachim Gehrke.

Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2016]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xviii, 490 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series:
Brill's companions in classical studies.
Brill's companions in classical studies
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Other Title:
Companion to ancient geography : the inhabited world in Greek and Roman tradition
Subjects:
Geography, Ancient.
Historical geography.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Contents:
Preface
List of Illustrations
Abbreviations
List of Contributors
Part 1: Geography before Geography: Persian Geography and the Ionians: Herodotus / Reinhold Bichler
Sea of the Greeks and Romans / Pietro Janni
Concept of "Magna Graecia" and the Pythagoreans / Gianfranco Maddoli
Systems of Borders in Ancient Greece / Giovanna Daverio Rocchi
"Revolution" of Alexander the Great: Old and New in the World's View / Hans-Joachim Gehrke
Geographical Description and Historical Narrative in the Tradition on Alexander's Expedition / Veronica Bucciantini
Part 2: Geography between Science and Politics: A: Geographical Science: Some Scientific Approaches: Eudoxus of Cnidus and Dicaearchus of Messene / Michele R. Cataudella
"Invention" of Geography: Eratosthenes of Cyrene / Serena Bianchetti
Progress in the Sciences: Astronomy and Hipparchus / Klaus Geus
Part 2: Geography between Science and Politics: B. The Thought of the Farthest Horizon in the Greek and Roman Tradition
Indian Ocean from Agatharchides of Cnidus to the Periplus Maris Erythraei / Didier Marcotte
So-called Confusion between India and Ethiopia: The Eastern and Southern Edges of the Inhabited World from the Greco-Roman Perspective / Pierre Schneider
Part 2: Geography between Science and Politics: C. Geography and Politics in the Roman Empire
Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa and his Geographical Work / Pascal Arnaud
Romans and the World's Measure / Anne Kolb
Strabo's Geography / Francesco Prontera
News from the East? Roman-Age Geographers and the Pontus Euxinus / Eckart Olshausen
Rome and Iberia: The Making of a Cultural Geography / Gonzalo Cruz Andreotti
Geographies of Pliny and his 'Ape' Solinus / Kai Brodersen
Part 2: Geography between Science and Politics: D. Cartographical Science in Alexandria
"Revolution" of Ptolemy / Germaine Aujac
Part 3: Geographical Rebounds
Tabula Peutingeriana and Antique Cartography / Michael Rathmann
Geography and Religion: The Lists of the Thearodokoi / Emilio Galvagno
Eusebius and the Representation of the Holy Land / Jan R. Stenger
Bibliography
Index of Geographical Names
Index Locorum
Index of Personal Names and Selected Technical Terms.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCOhost, viewed January 20, 2016); 2016 date from PDF title page verso copyright statement, while CIP in PDF and EBSCOhost web page description list 2015).
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Rosengarten Family Fund.
Contributor:
Bianchetti, Serena, editor.
Cataudella, Michele R., editor.
Gehrke, Hans-Joachim, editor.
Brill Online Books and Journals.
Rosengarten Family Fund.
Other format:
Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Brill's companion to ancient geography.
ISBN:
9789004284715
9004284710
9789004285118
9004285113
OCLC:
932051731
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.