Between Geography and History

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Author  Katherine Clarke
Publisher  Oxford University Press
Publication Date   December 6, 2001
ISBN  0199248265
Pages  424

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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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