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Geographical Survey

Mark Whittow.

in The Oxford Handbook of Byzantine Studies

October 2008; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Philosophy; Historical Archaeology. 4901 words.

The geography of Byzantium shaped its history by defining its strategic possibilities and challenges, setting limits to the resources that the empire and its inhabitants could draw upon and...

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Observing and Describing The World Through Divination and Astronomy

Francesca Rochberg.

in The Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Philosophy; Historical Archaeology. 9898 words.

This article examines observation and description of the world through divination and astronomy in ancient Mesopotamian scribal culture. It discusses observation-statements that stand in...

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Travel, Cartography, and Cosmology

Scott Fitzgerald Johnson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity

October 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Classical Philosophy; Historical Archaeology. 14634 words.

This article discusses travel, cartography, and cosmology in Late Antiquity. Topics covered include Roman writers' preference for the overland genre, the itinerarium; the famous map called...

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