Record Number : 91769 of 13452

Title : Ptolemy : the geography

Description :
This website presents an online English translation of the Geography, written by the little-known Greek astronomer and geographer Claudius Ptolemy some time during the second century AD. The text which features here is based on the 1991 edition by Dover Publications, itself a republication of a public domain work, originally published in 1932. It includes simple maps drawn from Ptolemy's data, with an index of the places mentioned in Ptolemy's text. The website is still a work in progress, which means that the text is not yet here in its entirety. Also included is a brief introduction to Ptolemy and his importance as a geographer, along with links to relevant external sites.

URL : http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Periods/Roman/_Texts/Ptolemy/home.html

Controlled Keywords : Europe; North Africa; Middle East; pi9238

Language : eng;

Period : 1 BCE - 500 CE

Geographic Name : Middle East,Europe,Central Europe,British Isles,Mediterranean Region,Africa North

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