Geographers of the Ancient Greek World

School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester.

Prof Graham Shipley’s new book is now available in all good bookstores! The new two-volume work “Geographers of the Ancient Greek World” provides translations and explanatory notes by a cast of international experts on ancient geographical texts.

Ancient Greek geographical writing is represented not just by the surviving works of the well-known authors Strabo, Pausanias, and Ptolemy, but also by many other texts dating from the Archaic to the Late Antique period. Most of these texts are, however, hard for non-specialists to find, and many have never been translated into English. This volume, the work of an international team of experts, presents the most important thirty-six texts in new, accurate translations. In addition, there are explanatory notes and authoritative introductions to each text, which offer a new understanding of the individual writings and demonstrate their importance: no longer marginal, but in the mainstream of Greek literature and science. The book includes twenty-eight newly drawn maps, images of the medieval manuscripts in which most of these works survive, and a full Introduction providing a comprehensive survey of the field of Greek and Roman geography.…/41DFA5611FF21F6A497C8EE2C15…

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