Edges of the Earth in Ancient Thought (e-bok)
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Utgivningsdatum
2019-07-16
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Princeton University Press
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9780691201702
Edges of the Earth in Ancient Thought (e-bok)

Edges of the Earth in Ancient Thought E-bok

Geography, Exploration, and Fiction

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For the Greeks and Romans the earth's farthest perimeter was a realm radically different from what they perceived as central and human. The alien qualities of these "edges of the earth" became the basis of a literary tradition that endured throughout antiquity and into the Renaissance, despite the growing challenges of emerging scientific perspectives. Here James Romm surveys this tradition, revealing that the Greeks, and to a somewhat lesser extent the Romans, saw geography not as a branch of physical science but as an important literary genre.
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