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Cambridge University Press Publishes The Geography of Strabo

August 21, 2014 in Antiquity À-la-carte, E-resource, Publication

 

Strabo ImageDuane W. Roller’s remarkable new English translation of Strabo’s Geography is now available from Cambridge University Press ( ISBN: 9781107038257; e-book ISBN: 9781139950374). To accompany it, the Center has produced a seamless, interactive online map which is accessible free: http://awmc.unc.edu/awmc/applications/strabo.  The map is built on the Antiquity À-la-carte interface, and has immense coverage because it plots all the locatable geographical and cultural features mentioned in the 17 books of this fundamentally important Greek source – over 3,000 of them, stretching from Ireland to the Ganges delta and deep into north Africa. In the e-version of the translation, the gazetteer offers embedded hyperlinks to each toponym’s stable URI within the digital module, making it possible to move directly between Strabo’s text and its cartographic realization.  

 

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FYI – Two New Items of Interest

February 16, 2010 in Interest

  • Duane W. Roller’s Eratosthenes’ Geography from Princeton University Press offers a translation and commentary of the collected fragments of the third century BCE geographer Eratosthenes. The text also contains six full page maps and two double-spread maps prepared by the Ancient World Mapping Center. Click here for the Princeton University Press page.
  • Kurt Raaflaub and Richard Talbert (eds.) announce the arrival of their Geography and Ethnography: Perceptions of the World in Pre-Modern Societiesavailable from Wiley-VCH. In this volume twenty specialists describe and illuminate the dominant worldviews of various societies prior to 1750, and therefore offer a global and comparative analysis of how pre-modern societies viewed themselves and their worlds. Click here for the publisher’s announcement.

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