An Atlas of Ancient Geography, Biblical and Classical: Maps of the Ancient World

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Published to complement his Greek and Roman dictionaries, An Atlas of Ancient Geography, Biblical and Classical by Sir William Smith is the rarest and most visually compelling of the volumes. Produced to the highest standard by the leading mapmaker of the day, the maps - large-scale, small-scale, historical, topographical, multiple city plans, and other insets - are clear, detailed, intricately colored works of art. The Atlas provides the first complete set of maps of the ancient world, both classical and ...

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Overview

Published to complement his Greek and Roman dictionaries, An Atlas of Ancient Geography, Biblical and Classical by Sir William Smith is the rarest and most visually compelling of the volumes. Produced to the highest standard by the leading mapmaker of the day, the maps - large-scale, small-scale, historical, topographical, multiple city plans, and other insets - are clear, detailed, intricately colored works of art. The Atlas provides the first complete set of maps of the ancient world, both classical and biblical. A full index of names and places, both ancient and modern, accompanies each of the larger maps. For each map, there is also an accompanying text, giving sources and authorities for them. This handsome edition is introduced by Richard Talbert, William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor of History and Classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and one of the world’s foremost scholars of the cartography of the ancient world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848853522
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/15/2013
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 13.10 (w) x 19.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

The name of Sir William Smith (1813-1893) will forever be associated with the re-birth of classics in Britain. Lexicographer, classical and biblical scholar, he wrote, edited and contributed to many works of reference and textbooks, including the three great classical dictionaries (recently re-issued by I.B.Tauris) which made his name a household word. From 1853 to 1869 he was classical examiner to the University of London, where he became a member of the Senate, and he was for twenty-five years editor of the prestigious Quarterly Review. A member of the Royal Commisssion on Copyright, he was knighted in 1892.

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Richard Talbert
• Geographical Systems of the Ancients
• The World as Known to the Ancients
• Empires of the Baylonians, Lydians, Medes, and Persians
• Empire of Alexander the Great
• Kingdoms of the Successors of Alexander the Great: Part I
• Kingdoms of the Successors of Alexander the great: Part II
• The Roman Empire in its Greatest Extent
• The Roman Empires After its Division into the Eastern and Western Empires
• Greek and Phoenician Colonies
• Britannia
• Hispania
• Gallia
• Germania, Rhaetia, Noricum
• Thracia, Moesia, Illyria, Pannonia, Dacia
• Historical Maps of Italy, Sardinia, Corsica
• Italia Superior
• Italia Inferior. Sicilia
• Plan of Rome in the Times of the Emperors
• Environs of Rome
• Greece after the Doric Migration
• Greece at the Time of the Persian Wars
• Greece in the Beginning of the Peloponnesian War
• Greece at the Time of the Achaean and Aetolian Leagues
• Northern Greece - Hellas, Epirus, Thessalia, Macedonia
• Central Greece - Attica,Boeotia, Locris, Phocis, Doris, Malis
• Peloponnesus
• Coasts and Islands of the Aegaean Sea
• Historical Maps of Asia Minor
• Asia Minor
• Arabia and Aethiopia
• India
• Northern Africa
• Aegyptus
• The Holy Land at Successive Periods
• The Holy Land - Northern Division
• The Holy Land - Southern Division
• Jerusalem, Ancient and Modern
• Environs of Jerusalem
• Sinai and the Desert of the Wanderings
• Part of Asia to Illustrate the Old Testament and Classical Authors
• Part of Europe and Asia, to Illystrate the New Testament
• Plan of Babylon
• Plans of Nineveh, Troy, Carthage, Alexandria, and Constantinople

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