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The Resource Eratosthenes' Geography, fragments collected and translated, with commentary and additional material, by Duane W. Roller

Eratosthenes' Geography, fragments collected and translated, with commentary and additional material, by Duane W. Roller

Label
Eratosthenes' Geography
Title
Eratosthenes' Geography
Statement of responsibility
fragments collected and translated, with commentary and additional material, by Duane W. Roller
Title variation
Geography
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
This is the first modern edition and first English translation of one of the earliest and most important works in the history of geography, the third-century Geographika of Eratosthenes. In this work, which for the first time described the geography of the entire inhabited world as it was then known, Eratosthenes of Kyrene (ca. 285-205 BC) invented the discipline of geography as we understand it. A polymath who served as librarian at Alexandria and tutor to the future King Ptolemy IV, Eratosthenes created the terminology of geography, probably including the word geographia itself. Building on his previous work, in which he determined the size and shape of the earth, Eratosthenes in the Geographika created a grid of parallels and meridians that linked together every place in the world: for the first time one could figure out the relationship and distance between remote localities, such as northwest Africa and the Caspian Sea. The Geographika also identified some four hundred places, more than ever before, from Thoule (probably Iceland) to Taprobane (Sri Lanka), and from well down the coast of Africa to Central Asia. This is the first collation of the more than 150 fragments of the Geographika in more than a century. Each fragment is accompanied by an English translation, a summary, and commentary. Duane W. Roller provides a rich background, including a history of the text and its reception, a biography of Eratosthenes, and a comprehensive account of ancient Greek geographical thought and of Eratosthenes' pioneering contribution to it. This edition also includes maps that show all of the known places named in the Geographika, appendixes, a bibliography, and indexes
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E7B
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Eratosthenes
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Roller, Duane W
  • Strabo
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  • Geography, Ancient
  • Physical geography
  • HISTORY
  • Geography, Ancient
  • Physical geography
Label
Eratosthenes' Geography, fragments collected and translated, with commentary and additional material, by Duane W. Roller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eratosthenes and the history of geography. The background ; The life of Eratosthenes ; The Geographika of Eratosthenes ; The reception and later history of the Geographika -- Eratosthenes, Geographika. Book 1 ; Book 2 ; Book 3 -- Summaries and commentaries. Commentary to Book 1 ; Commentary to Book 2 ; Commentary to Book 3 -- Gazetteer -- Maps -- Appendices. Appendix 1: On the measurement of the Earth ; Appendix 2: Testimonia for the life of Eratosthenes ; Appendix 3: Lengths of measurement
Control code
ocn647874780
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400832217
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
maps
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22573/cttwb0p
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647874780
Label
Eratosthenes' Geography, fragments collected and translated, with commentary and additional material, by Duane W. Roller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Eratosthenes and the history of geography. The background ; The life of Eratosthenes ; The Geographika of Eratosthenes ; The reception and later history of the Geographika -- Eratosthenes, Geographika. Book 1 ; Book 2 ; Book 3 -- Summaries and commentaries. Commentary to Book 1 ; Commentary to Book 2 ; Commentary to Book 3 -- Gazetteer -- Maps -- Appendices. Appendix 1: On the measurement of the Earth ; Appendix 2: Testimonia for the life of Eratosthenes ; Appendix 3: Lengths of measurement
Control code
ocn647874780
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400832217
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttwb0p
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647874780

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