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Between Geography and History: Hellenistic Constructions of the Roman World (Katherine Clarke) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2001) 9780199240036
Between Geography and History: Hellenistic Constructions of the Roman World (Katherine Clarke) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2001) 9780199240036
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Title: Between Geography and History: Hellenistic Constructions of the Roman World

Author: Clarke, Katherine

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2001

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780199240036

Volumes: 1; Pages: 424

List Price in Cloth: $218.00 Our price: $201.99

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The Roman empire radically affected geographical conceptions, evoking new ways of describing the earth and of constructing its history. This book explores the writings of three literary figures of the age: Polybius, Posidonius, and Strabo. They use, but transform, pre-existing Greek traditions in order to describe the new world of Rome.ContentsI. Geographical and Historiographical TraditionsII. Polybius and the "Geographical" HistoryIII. Posidonius: Geography, History, and StoicismIV. Strabo and SpaceV. Strabo and TimeVI. Strabo's Universalism: Geography, History, Rewriting the Roman WorldEpilogueAPPENDIX A: The Arrangement of Posidonius' HistoriesAPPENDIX B: The Fragments of Posidonius' HistoriesAPPENDIX C: Strabo's Acknowledged Sources Arranged Region by RegionBibliographyIndex of passagesIndex of subjects
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