Ptolemy's Geographia [Electronic resource] : Books I & II

Title
  • Geographia. Selections. English
  • Ptolemy's Geographia [Electronic resource] : Books I & II
Author

Ptolemy, 2nd cent.

Editor

Francis, Louis (ed.)

Availability

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Languages

English

Editorial Practice

Encoding format: HTML 4.01 Transitional

The pages are not individually numbered and the text itself flows continuously with no page breaks

OTA keywords

Commentaries
Gazetteers

LC keywords

Translations -- Great Britain -- 20th century
Electronic publications -- Great Britain -- 20th century
Commentaries -- Great Britain -- 20th century
Gazetteers

Extent
  • designation: Text data
  • size: (17 files : total of ca. 602 kilobytes)
  • designation: Image data
  • size: (4 files : ca. 61.4, 173, 160, 54.1 kilobytes)
Creation Date

1995-06

Source Description

Claudii Ptolemaei Geographia / edidit Carolus Fridericus Augustus Nobbe Ptolemy, 2nd cent. Nobbe, Karl Friedrich August, 1791-1878 : Editio stereotypa 3 v. ; 14 cm. Sumptibus et typis Caroli Tauchnitii Lipsiae: 1843-1845

Note: The English translation in the electronic text was made from the Greek text of this publication

Notes

Title proper taken from electronic text

A translation into English and a commentary on Ptolemy's Geographia Books I & II, which contain a discussion of the art of mapmaking and an exhaustive description of the northern Roman Empire. It allows us to see not only the region through Ptolemy's eyes in the second century AD., but also the view of the cartographer Marinus, of unknown date, but almost certainly well before the occupation of Britain in 43AD

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