Travel, Geography and Culture in Ancient Greece, Egypt and the Near East

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Colin E. P. Adams, James Roy, Jim Roy
Oxbow, 2007 - History - 208 pages
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This collection of essays looks beyond the focus of existing works on ancient travel and its documentation, to examine its social and cultural implications. For travel (and the reasons behind it) offers a window on to many features of ancient societies - sense of place, perceptions of space, administration, relations with foreign powers, engagement with other cultures, and representation of homelands. Also of import is the study of ancient geographical knowledge, as well as ancient travel writing (an increasingly popular genre today), its popularity and purpose. All of the papers presented here show that ancient travel was considerably more widespread than is often assumed.

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Egyptians Abroad in the Late Period
The Place of Geography in Herodotus Histories
Xenophons Anabasis as a Travellers Memoir

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Jim Roy, an Adventist educator for 25 years, has taught and administered at the elementary, secondary, and college levels.

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