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Communicating Through Maps: The Roman Case

Richard Talbert

in Mercury's Wings: Exploring Modes of Communication in the Ancient World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780195386844
eISBN:
9780199983414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386844.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers the conceptual foundations of Roman map-making and worldview, and finds that instead of representing the earth as accurately as was possible at the time, the few surviving maps ... More


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