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What were the limits of knowledge of the physical world in Greek and Roman antiquity? How far did travellers get and what did they know about far-away regions? How did they describe foreign countries and peoples? How did they measure the earth, and distances and heights on it? Ideas about the physical and cultural world are a key aspect of ancient history, but until now there has been no up-to-date modern overview of the subject. This book explores the beginnings and development of geographical ideas in Classical antiquity ...

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    • Title: Geography in Classical Antiquity by Daniela Dueck
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Print ISBN: 9780521197885, 0521197880
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    • Edition: 2012 1st edition
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