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(‘the Guide’), Greek author, in Hadrian's time (?), of Περιήγησις τη̑ς οἰ̑κουμένης (‘Geographical Description of the Inhabited World’) in 1,185 hexameters (for schoolboys?), describing in pseudo-epic style the known world ...

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