Aethiopia (Classical Greek Term)

Aethiopia (Classical Greek Term)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Aethiopia first appears as a geographical term in classical sources, in reference to the Upper Nile region, as well as all the regions south of the Sahara desert. Its earliest mention is in the works of Homer: twice in the Iliad, and three times in the Odyssey. The Greek historian Herodotus specifically uses it to describe Sub-Saharan Africa including Sudan and modern Ethiopia. The name also features in Greek mythology, where it is sometimes associated with a kingdom said to be seated at Joppa, or elsewhere in Asia. Homer (c. 800 BC) is the first to mention "Aethiopians" ( ); he mentions that they are to be found at the southern extremities of the world, divided by the sea into "eastern" (at the sunrise) and "western" (at the sunset). The Greek mythologists Hesiod (c. 700 BC) and Pindar (c. 450 BC) speak of Memnon as the "king of Aethiopia," and further state that he founded the city of Susa (in Elam).
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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135740687
  • 9786135740684