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    DescriptionAround 330 b.c., a remarkable adventurer named Pytheas set out from the Greek colony of Massalia (now Marseille) on the Mediterranean Sea to explore the fabled, terrifying lands of northern Europe. Renowned archaeologist Barry Cunliffe here re-creates Pytheas's unprecedented journey, which occurred almost 300 years before Julius Caesar landed in Britain. Beginning with an invaluable pocket history of early Mediterranean civilization, Cunliffe illuminates what Pytheas would have seen and experienced--the route he likely took to reach Brittany, then Britain, Iceland, and Denmark; and evidence of the ancient cultures he would have encountered on shore. The discoveries Pytheas made would reverberate throughout the civilized world for years to come, and in recounting his extraordinary voyage, Cunliffe chronicles an essential chapter in the history of civilization.


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    Title
    The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Professor of European Archaeology Institute of Archaeology Oxford Fellow Barry Cunliffe
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 195
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 163 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780142002544
    ISBN 10: 0142002542
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    DC21: 910.45
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HBTP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26630
    B&T Approval Code: A19200000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 910.45
    BISAC V2.8: HIS051000
    B&T Approval Code: A17500000
    Abridged Dewey: 913
    LC classification: G88 .C86 2003
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    Thema V1.0: NHB, RGR
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    04 March 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Barry Cunliffe is professor of European archaeology at Oxford University. His books include The Ancient Celts and Facing the Ocean: The Atlantic and Its Peoples.