"...first-rate book...." -- BMCR
"...thoughtfully designed and written with care and attention to detail. Highly recommended." --Choice
"...this little book successfully enhances the curiosity of the reader. Even though it is meant to be a basic introduction, the book sparks debate. ....most welcome addition to the ongoing discussion." --CJ Online
This book explores the beginnings and development of geographical ideas in Classical antiquity and demonstrates technical methods for describing landscape, topographies and ethnographies. The survey relies on a variety of sources: philosophical and scientific texts but also poems and travelogues; papyrological remains and visual monuments.