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

Graham Shipley

Abstract

The text of the Periplous or ‘circumnavigation’ that survives under the name of Skylax of Karyanda is in fact by an unknown author of the 4th century BC. It describes the coasts of the Mediterranean and Black Sea, naming hundreds of towns with geographical features such as rivers, harbours and mountains. But, argues Graham Shipley, it is not the record of a voyage or a navigational handbook for sailors. It is, rather, the first work of Greek theoretical geography, written in Athens at a time of intellectual ferment and intense speculation about the nature and dimensions of the inhabited world. ... More

Keywords: Circumnavigation, ancient geography, sailing, maps, theoretical geography, Mediterranean, Black Sea

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789620917
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789620917.001.0001

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Graham Shipley, editor

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