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Incorporating much more than the twin spheres of ancient Greece and Rome, the frontiers of the classical world extended from Caledonia (Scotland) to Cyrenaica (eastern Libya) and far beyond. In this unique atlas, one of our most distinguished classical historians describes nearly 900 locations throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa that figure prominently in the history and literature of the ancient world. Covering a period from the first millennium B.C., when the Greek city-states emerged, to the fall of the western Roman Empire in the late fifth century A.D., Grant re-creates these geographical sites in detail, relating events, recounting stories, and providing profiles of the people inextricably linked to the history of each place. Based on such varied sources as classical writings, contemporary history, and evidence from archaeology, this fascinating gazetteer opens a window onto a long-vanished world of far-flung and varied influences.728pp. HC
Posted July 9, 2002
This is a dictionary of classical place names. From Abdera to Zeugma it is a good source of information on many ancient places and cities. It is a smaller book maybe 10'Hx6'W but crammed with info. Just a few b/w maps in the front.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.