Moreover, Strabo's Geography is occasionally the only place where they are mentioned. Why do some ancient authors remain silent about the Library's disappearance? Agrippa's map of the world, in the authoress' opinion, was the origin of the position of Pannonia and of the mention of topographic elements rivers, mountains, a river island , and of the ethnic communities given in geographic order, while from the formula the information was taken of the legal status of Pannonian settlements and alphabetical list of ethnic communities. Other pieces in the anthology relate more directly to life in Palestine. Daniela Dueck, Geography in Classical Antiquity, Cambridge University Press with a chapter on cartography by Kai Brodersen series: Key Themes in Ancient History forthcoming, May 2012. Though he wrote in Greek, Strabo must be regarded as an 'Augustan' writer like Virgil or Livy.
It emphasises the place and importance of Strabo's Geography and of geography itself within these intellectual circles. The Words of Japheth is an anthology of writings, newly translated into Hebrew, which were compos. Were the book collections housed in separate buildings? There are discussions of the range of arrows and the doubling of cubes, of building plans and regulations, of grammatical niceties and rhetorical exercises. How did they describe foreign countries and peoples? Many of the pieces translated here are indeed pan-Hellenic in their orientation, and the speeches, letters, poems, technical and grammatical treatises, and histories included here could have been composed virtually anywhere in the Greek-speaking world. Ohne Internet und mobile Navigationssysteme — in der Antike gab es nur wenige technische Hilfsmit.
All five quotations are concerned with Dalmatia and there is not one about Pannonia, and the authoress pays special attention to these writers and their work to substantiate Pliny's information. As we shall see, Strabo's large variety of sources reflects his erudition and his impressive research. What were the limits of knowledge of the physical world in Greek and Roman antiquity? This task could not have been achieved merely based on Strabo's memory and most probably resulted from his deliberate and extensive sessions near collections of scholarly compositions. Self-definition of nations and communities is based on a comparison or contrast with other groups and, through these mental activities, a clearer and more solid social cohesion is created. Strabo incorporates in his Geography many tales and anecdotes but at the same time criticizes other authors for their excessive use of myths.
Unfortunately no source is given for any of them and the authoress is trying to find where the information came from. This has led the authoress to suppose that in the lists Pliny only gave a select bibliography at the head of each list we find the words ex auctoribus which may refer to the »most important« authors. The authoress, by using quotations from Pliny, has tried to establish which books he cited from, and what information he got from them. An additional problem is caused by the fact that most of these authors are not quoted in the text of the third book so a conclusion had to be drawn from a general knowledge of their complete work. This is the primary and main aim of the following study. Strabo of Amasia offers an intellectual biography of Strabo, a Greek man of letters, set against the political and cultural background of Augustan Rome. In this 2005 volume an international team of Strabo scholars explores those details, discussing the cultural, political, historical and geographical questions addressed in the Geography.
After exhaustive analysis of Pliny's sources from the list for the third book, an analysis of the text itself follows to show the kind of information for Dalmatia table six and Pannonia table seven. This term reflects not only the work's size in seventeen books, but also its multi-faceted nature, composed of many different elements like the detailing on a statue. By spreading the choice of his numerous sources in terms of genres and dates, some suggestions are made regarding the distribution and availability of texts in Strabo's time. For Dalmatia besides literary sources there are also two other categories which the authoress calls periploi and official documents formula provinciae. Synopsis Strabo of Amasiaoffers an intellectual biography of Strabo, a Greek man of letters, set against the political and cultural background of Augustan Rome. References to this Megillos in modern scholarship are very scant, indeed practically nonexistent.
In this chapter I intend to link geographical lists with mental maps, and specifically with the hodological concept. It seems therefore of special interest to know what the Greeks knew and thought of Dor. While his earlier historiographical composition is almost entirely lost, his major opus of the Geography includes an encyclopaedic look at the entire world known at the time, numerous ethnographic, topographic, historical, mythological, botanical, zoological details and much more. Scripta Classica Israelica Yearbook of the Israel Society for the Promotion of Classical Studies. Daniela Dueck and Joseph Geiger The Land of Israel through Greek Eyes: the Case of Dor The ancient city of Dor, ruled and settled by various people and cultures, entertained close ties with the Greeks for more than one thousand years. At the same time he seems to have a clear notion as to the appropriation of tales in historiography as opposed to geography. Wie konnten Feldherren wie Alexander der Große ihre Heere über tausende von Kilometern in vollkommen unbekannte Welten führen? This selection of ongoing Strabonian studies is an invaluable resource not just for students and scholars of Strabo himself, but also for anyone interested in ancient geography and in the world of the early Roman Empire.
It emphasises the place and importance of Strabo's Geography and of geography itself within these intellectual circles. Und trotzdem haben die Menschen herausgefunden, dass die Erde rund ist. Strabo of Amasia offers an intellectual biography of Strabo, a Greek man of letters, set against the political and cultural background of Augustan Rome. The third book also shows a difference in the ratio of the Latin and Greek authors; the former prevail, which is in conformance with the geographical regions covered the third book covers also Italy while the remaining three are mainly concerned with the eastern portion of the Empire, so a greater number of Greek authors is logical. In this volume an international team of Strabo scholars explores those details, discussing the cultural, political, historical and geographical questions addressed in the Geography.
How did they measure the earth, and distances and heights on it? The fifth table shows frequency and a sort of information used by individual authors from the list of sources of the third book of the Naturalis historia. It offers a possible underlying pattern for handling unusual and strange ethnographic phenomena and for organizing these newly acquired impressions. Ohne Internet und mobile Navigationssysteme — in der Antike gab es nur wenige technische Hilfsmittel, und diese Instrumente waren einfach. Strabo quotes a certain Megillos concerning rice cultivation in India. Quotations were used as indications to identify the works from which Pliny took his information.