A History of Ancient Geography

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Contents: CHAPTER I. - INTRODUCTORY. CHAPTER II - GEOGRAPHY OF THE HOMERIC PERIOD CHAPTER III. - SPREAD OF THE GREEK COLONIES CHAPTER IV. - EARLY GEOGRAPHICAL SPECULATIONS: HECATAEUS CHAPTER V. - HERODOTUS CHAPTER VI. - EXPEDITIONS BEFORE THE TIME OF ALEXANDER CHAPTER VII. - ALEXANDER'S EASTERN EXPEDITION CHAPTER VIII. - GEOGRAPHY UNDER THE SUCCESSORS OF ALEXANDER: THE VOYAGE OF PYTHEAS CHAPTER IX. - MATHEMATICAL GEOGRAPHY CHAPTER X. - PHYSICAL AND HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY. CHAPTER XL - GEOGRAPHY AS PROMOTED BY THE ROMAN CONQUESTS CHAPTER XII. - STRABO CHAPTER XIII. - GEOGRAPHY FROM THE DEATH OF AUGUSTUS TO THAT OF TRAJAN CHAPTER XIV. - ROMAN FRONTIER DEFENCES AND ROADS CHAPTER XV. - ESTIMATES OF MOUNTAINS IN ANTIQUITY CHAPTER XVI. - PTOLEMY AND LATER GEOGRAPHERS Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.Keywords: Mathematical Geography Historical Geography Alexander Strabo Herodotus Ptolemy Roman Conquests Roman Frontier Greek Colonies Chapter Xv Chapter Xiv Chapter Xiii Chapter Xvi Homeric Geographers Trajan 1900s Speculations Antiquity

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