By Dr Daniela Dueck, Kai Brodersen
What have been the boundaries of data of the actual global in Greek and Roman antiquity? How a long way did visitors get and what did they learn about far-away areas? How did they describe overseas international locations and peoples? How did they degree the earth, and distances and heights on it? principles concerning the actual and cultural international are a key element of old background, yet before there was no updated sleek assessment of the topic. This publication explores the beginnings and improvement of geographical principles in Classical antiquity and demonstrates technical equipment for describing panorama, topographies and ethnographies. The survey is determined by various resources: philosophical and medical texts but in addition poems and travelogues; papyrological is still and visible monuments.
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