By Dr Daniela Dueck, Kai Brodersen
What have been the boundaries of data of the actual global in Greek and Roman antiquity? How a ways did travelers get and what did they find out about far-away areas? How did they describe overseas nations and peoples? How did they degree the earth, and distances and heights on it? principles in regards to the actual and cultural international are a key point of old historical past, yet formerly there was no updated smooth evaluation of the topic. This booklet explores the beginnings and improvement of geographical principles in Classical antiquity and demonstrates technical tools for describing panorama, topographies and ethnographies. The survey is determined by quite a few assets: philosophical and clinical texts but in addition poems and travelogues; papyrological continues to be and visible monuments.
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