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Published: 31 January 2020

272 Pages | 1 black and white illustration and 20 maps

8 x 5 inches

ISBN: 9781789620917

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Pseudo-Skylax's Periplous

The Circumnavigation of the Inhabited World: Text, Translation and Commentary

Second Edition

Edited by Graham Shipley

Liverpool University Press

  • Periplous is a hugely significant work for our knowledge of the ancient world; it describes the coasts of the Mediterranean and Black Sea, naming hundreds of towns with geographical features such as rivers, harbours and mountains
  • This is the first full edition of the Periplous for over 150 years, and includes a newly revised Greek text and specially produced maps along with the first complete English translation
  • The translation makes this important text accessible to a wide readership, to cater for the ongoing huge interest in ancient geographical writings (many of which lack a translation)
  • The second edition contains an expanded introduction and revisions to the introduction and commentary bringing it fully up to date with recent scholarship