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Orcades


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Pytheas (c. 310—306 bc)

Iulius Agricola, Gnaeus (40—93 ad)

Pomponius Mela

Ptolemy (fl. 146—170) Greek astronomer and geographer

 

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The Orkney and Shetland Islands, were probably discovered by Pytheas, and were visited by the fleet of Cn. Iulius Agricola, who temporarily subdued them. Pomponius Mela gave their number as ...

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