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Brill's Companion to Ancient Geography: The Inhabited World in Greek and Roman Tradition (Serena Bianchetti) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2015) 9789004285118


Title: Brill's Companion to Ancient Geography: The Inhabited World in Greek and Roman Tradition

Author: Bianchetti, Serena

Additional Authors or Contributors: Michele R. Cataudella, Hans Joachim Gehrke (eds)

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2015

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004285118

Volumes: 1; Pages:

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Brill's Companion to Ancient Geography edited by S. Bianchetti, M. R. Cataudella, H. J. Gehrke is the first collection of studies on historical geography of the ancient world that focuses on a selection of topics considered crucial for understanding the development of geographical thought. In this work, scholars, all of whom are specialists in a variety of fields, examine the interaction of humans with their environment and try to reconstruct the representations of the inhabited world in the works of ancient historians, scientists, and cartographers. Topics include: Eudoxus, Dicaearchus, Eratosthenes, Hipparchus, Agatharchides, Agrippa, Strabo, Pliny and Solinus, Ptolemy, and the Peutinger Map. Other issues are also discussed such as onomastics, the boundaries of states, Pythagorism, sacred itineraries, measurement systems, and the Holy Land.

Contributors are: Pascal Arnaud, Germaine Aujac, Serena Bianchetti, Reinhold Bichler, Kai Brodersen, Veronica Bucciantini, Michele R. Cataudella, Gonzalo Cruz Andreotti, Giovanna Daverio, Emilio Galvagno, Hans Johachim Gehrke, Klaus Geus, Pietro Janni, Anne Kolb, Gianfranco Maddoli, Didier Marcotte, Eckart Olshausen, Francesco Prontera, Michael Rathmann, Pierre Schneider, Jan Stenger.
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