Monday, April 23, 2007

The Geography of Artemidoros

A section of the first-century-BC Papyrus of Artemidorus is shown in this photo. The parchment was the work of an Egyptian copyist - who transcribed books by Greek geographer Artemidorus - and a painter who inserted drawings of maps.

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Papyrus Reveals Ancient Stories


Artemidorus wrote an eleven book geography in Greek in the 1st century BC, based on his travels around the Mediterranean.

Dorothy King has a blog entry on the rediscovery of this Geography on papyrus, otherwise known from quotations in Strabo.


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