By Duane W. Roller
The final devoted booklet on historical geography used to be released greater than sixty years in the past. in view that then new texts have seemed (such because the Artemidoros palimpsest), and new variants of current texts (by geographical gurus who contain Agatharchides, Eratosthenes, Pseudo-Skylax and Strabo) were produced. there was a lot archaeological study, specifically on the perimeters of the Greek global, and a extra actual figuring out of historic geography and geographers has emerged. the subject is for this reason late a clean and sustained therapy. In providing accurately that, Duane curler explores vital subject matters like wisdom of the area within the Bronze Age and Archaic sessions; Greek enlargement into the Black Sea and the West; the Pythagorean idea of the earth as a globe; the discovery of geography as a self-discipline by means of Eratosthenes; Polybios the explorer; Strabo’s recognized Geographica; the travels of Alexander the good; Roman geography; Ptolemy and overdue antiquity; and the cultural reawakening of vintage geographical wisdom within the Renaissance, together with Columbus’ use of historical resources.