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Author Agatharchides.

Title On the Erythraean Sea / Agatharchides of Cnidus ; translated and edited by Stanley M. Burstein
Published London, England : Hakluyt Society, 1989


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Description xi, 202 pages : map ; 23 cm
Series Works issued by the Hakluyt Society ; no. 172
Works issued by the Hakluyt Society ; no. 172
Contents Includes index
Summary Written in the second century B.C., the 'On the Erythraean Sea' of Agatharchides of Cnidus is the most important source for an almost forgotten chapter of the history of geographical discovery, the exploration of the Red Sea and the regions surrounding it by agents of the Ptolemaic government of Egypt in the century after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. (Dust jacket)
Analysis Exploration
Red Sea
Red Sea
Notes Includues index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 183-192
Notes Translation of: Peri tes Erythras thalasses
Works issued by the Hakluyt Society no:172 0072-9396
SUBJECT Agatharchides.
Subject Classical geography.
Geography, Ancient.
History, Ancient -- Early works to 1800.
History, Ancient -- Early works to 1000
SUBJECT Red Sea Region
Red Sea Region -- Discovery and exploration
Author Burstein, Stanley Mayer.
Hakluyt Society.
LC no. 90173969
ISBN 090418028X
Other Titles Peri tēs Erythras Thalassēs. English
On the Erythraean Sea