9781904675822

Pseudo-Skylax's Periplous The Circumnavigation of the Inhabited World: Text, Translation and Commentary

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  • ISBN13:

    9781904675822

  • ISBN10:

    1904675824

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-01-15
  • Publisher: Liverpool University Press
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Summary

ThePeriplousoften attributed to Skylax of Karyanda but in fact written by an unknown author during the fourth century BCdescribes the coasts of the Mediterranean and Black Seas as known by the ancient Greeks in great detail, noting towns, rivers, harbors, and mountains. This is the first full edition of thePeriplousto be published since 1855, and the first complete English translation. Graham Shipley's commentary and the sixteen specially produced maps make this edition ideal for teachers and students of the Greek language.

Author Biography

Graham Shipley is professor of ancient history in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester.

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