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A historical and topographical guide to the geography of Strabo, Duane W. Roller

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A historical and topographical guide to the geography of Strabo
Title
A historical and topographical guide to the geography of Strabo
Statement of responsibility
Duane W. Roller
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Language
eng
Summary
"The story that the Argonauts returned home by means of the Istros (Danube) and the Adriatic (see 1.2.10) meant that there were also relics in those areas, some of which were mentioned by Kallimachos. He placed the Argonauts in the Aegean (Anaphe, an island east of Thera where they landed [Apollonios 4.1717]), Thessaly (called Haimonia), and on the Istrian (Histrian) peninsula, where the pursuing Kolchians founded Pola (modern Pula in Croatia). Such a return for the Argo is based on the idea that the Istros split into two branches, one to the Black Sea and the other to the Adriatic, a geographical improbability first mentioned in the fourth century BC (Pseudo-Skylax 20; Aristotle, Research on Animals 7[8].13). The idea may have come through erroneous understanding of the complex river systems of the region, the fact that tributaries of the Danube are within 20 km. of the Adriatic in Croatia, and the similarity of the names Istros (the river) and Histria (the peninsula)"--
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Roller, Duane W
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G87.S95
LC item number
R65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Geography, Ancient
  • Strabo
  • Strabo
Label
A historical and topographical guide to the geography of Strabo, Duane W. Roller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 999-1030) and indexes
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of maps -- Preface -- List of abbreviations -- The guide to the geography -- Introduction and predecessors -- Further discussion of predecessors -- Iberia -- Transalpine Keltike -- Northern and Central Italia -- Southern Italia and Sikelia -- Northern and Eastern Europe -- The Peloponnesos -- East Central Hellas -- West Central Hellas and the Hellenic Islands -- The northeastern part of the inhabited world -- Central and Northern Anatolia -- Northwestern and West Central Anatolia -- Southern Anatolia and Cyprus -- Indike and the Persian Plateau -- Assyria, Syria, Phoenicia, and Arabia -- Egypt, Libya, and conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index of passages cited -- General Index
Control code
035840590
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 1165 pages
Isbn
9781107180659
Lccn
2017012400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
A historical and topographical guide to the geography of Strabo, Duane W. Roller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (pages 999-1030) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of maps -- Preface -- List of abbreviations -- The guide to the geography -- Introduction and predecessors -- Further discussion of predecessors -- Iberia -- Transalpine Keltike -- Northern and Central Italia -- Southern Italia and Sikelia -- Northern and Eastern Europe -- The Peloponnesos -- East Central Hellas -- West Central Hellas and the Hellenic Islands -- The northeastern part of the inhabited world -- Central and Northern Anatolia -- Northwestern and West Central Anatolia -- Southern Anatolia and Cyprus -- Indike and the Persian Plateau -- Assyria, Syria, Phoenicia, and Arabia -- Egypt, Libya, and conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index of passages cited -- General Index
Control code
035840590
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 1165 pages
Isbn
9781107180659
Lccn
2017012400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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