Brill's Companion to Ancient Geography: The Inhabited World by Serena Bianchetti, Michele Cataudella, Hans-Joachim Gehrke

By Serena Bianchetti, Michele Cataudella, Hans-Joachim Gehrke

Brill's significant other to old Geography edited via S. Bianchetti, M. R. Cataudella, H. J. Gehrke is the 1st number of reports on historic geography of the traditional global that makes a speciality of a variety of issues thought of the most important for figuring out the improvement of geographical concept. during this paintings, students, all of whom are experts in numerous fields, research the interplay of people with their surroundings and take a look at to reconstruct the representations of the inhabited international within the works of historic historians, scientists, and cartographers. issues contain: Eudoxus, Dicaearchus, Eratosthenes, Hipparchus, Agatharchides, Agrippa, Strabo, Pliny and Solinus, Ptolemy, and the Peutinger Map. different concerns also are mentioned similar to onomastics, the limits of states, Pythagorism, sacred itineraries, size structures, and the Holy Land.

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In the Mediterranean, Iapygia, Sicily, Sardinia (imagined to be much larger; esp. cf. 1) and Corsica are significant points on the way west. 165). What attracts attention is that Herodotus does not make mention of any Phoenician, or Carthaginian, settlements on the Iberian coast or on the islands of Sicily and Sardinia. The only nation to the north of the Istros that Herodotus refers to is the Sigynnae, who live in the vicinity of the Veneti. 9). Fanciful stories is not what Herodotus wants to offer.

29 Cf. the building inscriptions of Nebuchadnezzar II, esp. George 2011, 166–167 n. ”. On the corresponding Neo-Assyrian concept of rule over the oikoumene see Rollinger in Rollinger, and Ruffing 2013, 93–134. 34 The first catalogues occur in the Bisitun-Inscription. They comprise 23 units. A pictorial equivalent can be found in the reliefs on the eastern Apadana stairway in Persepolis. The tribute bearers from all the regions of the empire represented there are also organised into 23 groups. The number of representatives of the subject nations grew and reached 30 units still under Darius.

The border between Europe and Asia runs through the Hellespont. It forms the geopolitically critical segment of a long borderline, which, in Herodotus’ conception, runs from the west of the Mediterranean into the Black Sea and then heads on further east. —Herodotus’ notion of Europe is clearly differentiated. 8b; 10b; cf. 108). Finally, as a continent, the term Europe covers the entire landmass lying opposite Asia. 49 48 On the history of the geographical concepts of Europe see Berger 1907. 49 Cf.

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