Periplus of the Erythraean Sea (2nd Series 151)

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Jul 28, 2010 - Classical geography - 225 pages
The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea is a short work of uncertain date and unknown authorship, written in very difficult Greek. It is concerned with the coasts of the Red Sea and -Indian Ocean and may be described as a combined trade directory and Admiralty Handbook, giving sailing directions and information about navigational hazards, harbours, imports and exports. It is of great value for the study of the commerce of the Roman Empire and the early history of East Africa, South Arabia and India. This is a new print-on-demand hardback edition of the volume first published in 1980.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
NOTE ON SOME FEATURES OF
16
Notes on the text of the Periplus
58
APPENDICES
77
The products of the Erythraean area
122
The ethnology and history of the area covered by
143
Shipping
158
Elephanthunting
166
The mountain of the moon
173
Notes on Agatharkhidcs
194
INDEX OF PLACES TRIBES
205
GENERAL INDEX
215
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