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    DescriptionIn this first study of the Greek and Roman exploration for over half a century, Duane W. Roller presents an important examination of the impact of the Greeks and Romans on the world through the Pillars of Herakles and beyond the Mediterranean. Roller chronicles a detailed account of the series of explorers who were to discover the entire Atlantic coast; north to Iceland, Scandinavia and the Baltic, and south into the Africa tropics. His account examines these early pioneers and their discoveries, and contributes a brand new chapter to the history of exploration. Based not only on the literary evidence, but also personal knowledge of the areas from the Arctic to west Africa, the book looks at the people, from the earliest Greeks, through the Carthaginians to the Romans, and examines their exploration of this vast and largely unfamiliar territory. Discussing for the first time the relevance of Iceland and the Arctic to Greco-Roman culture, this groundbreaking work is an enthralling and informative read that will be an invaluable study resource for Greek and Roman history courses

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    Through the Pillars of Herakles
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Duane W. Roller
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415372879
    ISBN 10: 0415372879

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GEO
    BIC subject category V2: RGR
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HP
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15200
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, HIS051000
    DC22: 910.938
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 910/.938
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    LC classification: G84 .R65 2006
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    Thema V1.0: QD, NHD, NHC, RGR, NHDA
    Illustrations note
    21 black & white halftones, 1 black & white line drawings
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    15 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Ohio State University, USA
    Review quote
    'Roller has performed a useful service in bringing together material that is scattered about in various chapters in the general histories of ancient geography and exploration and in updating it with the results of recent studies.' - International Journal of Nautical Archaeology
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1. Greek Exploration before 500 BC 2. The Carthaginians North and South of the Pillars 3. The Atlantic Islands and Beyond 4. Pytheas of Massalia 5. Hellenistic Exploration on the Coasts of Africa 6. Late Hellenistic Exploration 7. Roman Exploration Epilogue Appendix