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Title: Travel, Geography and Culture in Ancient Greece and the Near East
Author: Adams, Colin Jim Roy (eds)
Publisher: Oxbow Books; Publication Date: 2007
Hardcover; ISBN: 9781842172490
Volumes: 1; Pages: 160
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This collection of essays looks beyond the focus of existing works on ancient travel and its documentation, to examine its social and cultural implications. For travel (and the reasons behind it) offers a window on to many features of ancient societies--sense of place, perceptions of space, administration, relations with foreign powers, engagement with other cultures, and representation of homelands. Also of import is the study of ancient geographical knowledge, as well as ancient travel writing (an increasingly popular genre today), its popularity and purpose. All of the papers presented here show that ancient travel was considerably more widespread than is often assumed. Table of ContentsList of contributors; LIst of figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction (Colin Adams); Travel in third and second millennium Egypt (John Baines); Egyptians abroad in the Late Period (Alan Lloyd); The place of geography in Herodotus' Histories (Thomas Harrison); Xenophon's Anabastis as a traveller's memoir (Jim Roy); Travelling by land in ancient Greece (Yanis Pikoulas); The representation of means of transport on reliefs in the collection of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens (Eleni Kourinou); Pausanias in Arkadia: An example of of cultural tourism (Madeleine Jost); Greek intellectuals on the move: Travel and Paideia in the Roman Empire (Maria Pretzler); Travel in the Greek novels: Function and interpretation (John Morgan); 'Travel narrows the mind': Cultural tourism in Graeco-Roman Egypt (Colin Adams); Landscapes and identity in the mosaics of Antioch (Zarha Newby); Index.