Between Geography and History: Hellenistic Constructions of the Roman World

Between Geography and History: Hellenistic Constructions of the Roman World

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by Katherine Clarke
     
 

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The Roman empire radically affected geographical conceptions, evoking new ways of describing the earth and of constructing its history. This book explores the writings of three literary figures of the age—Polybius, Posidonius, and Strabo—and how they used and transformed pre-existing Greek traditions in order to describe the new world of Rome.See more details below

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The Roman empire radically affected geographical conceptions, evoking new ways of describing the earth and of constructing its history. This book explores the writings of three literary figures of the age—Polybius, Posidonius, and Strabo—and how they used and transformed pre-existing Greek traditions in order to describe the new world of Rome.

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"A fresh, lively and original study... Classicists will find Clarke's detailed approach extremely gratifying."—Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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ISBN-13:
9780199248261
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Publication date:
12/06/2001
Series:
Oxford Classical Monographs Series
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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