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Artemidorus (2), fl. 104–101 BCE  

Eric Herbert Warmington and Simon Hornblower

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Mar 2016
Artemidorus (2) (fl. 104–101 BCE), a Greek of *Ephesus; his name means ‘gift of *Artemis', the city’s most important goddess. He voyaged along Mediterranean shores, outer Spain (and Gaul?), and in ... More

Damastes, of Sigeum, Greek geographer and historian, 5th cent. BCE  

Klaus Meister

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Mar 2016
Damastes of *Sigeum, Greek geographer and historian in the 5th cent. bce, younger contemporary of *Herodotus (1) (FGrH 5 T 1) and pupil of *Hellanicus (1) (T 2). His works comprise Events ... More

Diodorus (3), 'Diodorus Siculus', author of the Bibliothēkē  

Kenneth S. Sacks

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Mar 2016
Diodorus (3) of Agyrium, Sicily (hence Diodorus Siculus) is the author of the Bibliothēkē (‘Library’), a universal history from mythological times to 60 bce. Only 15 of the original 40 ... More

Isidorus (1), of Charax, Parthian Greek writer  

Nicholas Purcell

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Mar 2016
Isidorus (1) of Charax, a Parthian Greek (Spasinou) Charax is near the mouth of the *Tigris at the head of the Persian Gulf), of the early 1st cent. ce, whose works on the pearl-fisheries of the ... More

Mnaseas, Greek traveller of Lycia, 3rd–cent. BCE  

Kenneth S. Sacks

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Mar 2016

He was probably a student of *Eratosthenes who wrote on the myths and geography, and separate works on the antiquarian details, of Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Pausanias (3), Greek travel author, fl. c. 150 CE  

Antony Spawforth

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Mar 2016
Pausanias (3), from *Magnesia (2) ad Sipylum (?) (fl. c.150 ce), wrote an extant Description of Greece (Περιήγησις τῆς Ἑλλάδος), the only major surviving example of ancient travel literature. His ... More

Polyclitus (1), of Larissa, author of Historiae  

Albert Brian Bosworth

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Dec 2015

Polyclitus (1) of *Larissa, author of Historiae relating to *Alexander (3) ‘the Great’ (FGrH 128), is known primarily as a geographical source for *Strabo.

Strabo, of Amaseia  

Nicholas Purcell

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Mar 2016
Strabo, of Amaseia (*Pontus), author of a Geographia in 17 books, by far the most important source for ancient *geography, a priceless document of the Augustan age, and a compendium of important ... More

tourism  

Antony Spawforth

Well-known Greek tourists include *Solon, said (Hdt. 1. 30) to have visited Egypt and Lydia ‘for the sake of seeing’ (theōria), and *Herodotus (1) himself. Sea-borne *trade and sightseeing were ... More

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