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Aethicus Ister

Paola Marone.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online January 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature. 2513 words.

Aethicus Ister is the unknown author of the Cosmographia, a fictional world travelogue that probably belongs to the 7th to 8th centuries. This work, written in an abstruse Latin, makes use...

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Albunea

Stephen J. Harrison.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature; Religion in the Ancient World. 138 words.

Albunea, sulphurous spring and stream near *Tibur with a famous waterfall, and its homonymous nymph (cf. Hor. Carm. 1. 7. 12), classed as a *Sibyl by *Varro (Lactant. Div. Inst. 1. 6. 12)...

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Artemidorus (2), fl. 104–101 BCE

Eric Herbert Warmington and Simon Hornblower.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature. 336 words.

Artemidorus (2) (fl. 104–101 BCE), a Greek of *Ephesus; his name means ‘gift of *Artemis', the city’s most important goddess. He voyaged along Mediterranean shores, outer Spain (and Gaul?), and in...

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Damastes, of Sigeum, Greek geographer and historian, 5th cent. BCE

Klaus Meister.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature. 152 words.

Damastes of *Sigeum, Greek geographer and historian in the 5th cent. bce, younger contemporary of *Herodotus (1) (FGrH 5 T 1) and pupil of *Hellanicus (1) (T 2). His works comprise Events...

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Diodorus (3), 'Diodorus Siculus', author of the Bibliothēkē

Kenneth S. Sacks.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature. 803 words.

Diodorus (3) of Agyrium, Sicily (hence Diodorus Siculus) is the author of the Bibliothēkē (‘Library’), a universal history from mythological times to 60 bce. Only 15 of the original 40...

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Hyginus (4) Gromaticus

Brian Campbell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature. 93 words.

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Isidorus (1) , of Charax, Parthian Greek writer

Nicholas Purcell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature. 103 words.

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itineraries ,

Nicholas Purcell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature. 232 words.

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Mnaseas , Greek traveller of Lycia, 3rd–cent. bce

Kenneth S. Sacks.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature. 54 words.

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Pausanias (3), Greek travel author, fl. c. 150 CE

Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature. 367 words.

Pausanias (3), from *Magnesia (2) ad Sipylum (?) (fl. c.150 ce), wrote an extant Description of Greece (Περιήγησις τῆς Ἑλλάδος), the only major surviving example of ancient travel literature. His...

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Polyclitus (1), of Larissa, author of Historiae

Albert Brian Bosworth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature. 38 words.

Polyclitus (1) of *Larissa, author of Historiae relating to *Alexander (3) ‘the Great’ (FGrH 128), is known primarily as a geographical source for *Strabo.

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Ravenna Cosmographer (Anonymus Ravennas)

Natalia Lozovsky.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature; History of Science and Technology. 3254 words.

Ravenna Cosmographer is an anonymous author of a Latin compilation commonly dated to the late 600s to early 700s. The Cosmographer describes the inhabited world, beginning with some...

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Strabo, of Amaseia

Nicholas Purcell.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature. 853 words.

Strabo, of Amaseia (*Pontus), author of a Geographia in 17 books, by far the most important source for ancient *geography, a priceless document of the Augustan age, and a compendium of important...

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tourism

Antony Spawforth.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Classical Literature; Greek and Roman Archaeology. 274 words.

Well-known Greek tourists include *Solon, said (Hdt. 1. 30) to have visited Egypt and Lydia ‘for the sake of seeing’ (theōria), and *Herodotus (1) himself. Sea-borne *trade and sightseeing were...

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Vibius Sequester

David Paniagua.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Geography; Byzantine Studies; Classical Literature. 703 words.

Vibius Sequester is the author of the De fluminibus, fontibus, lacubus, nemoribus, paludibus, montibus, gentibus per litteras, a short repertoire of geographical names mentioned by Virgil,...

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