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Casson The Periplus Maris Erythraei



Text with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary

Course Book, 344 Seiten, eBook, Web PDF
ISBN: 978-1-4008-4320-6
Verlag: De Gruyter
Format: PDF
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM (»Systemvoraussetzungen)


Casson The Periplus Maris Erythraei

The Periplus Maris Erythraei, "Circumnavigation of the Red Sea," is the single most important source of information for ancient Rome's maritime trade in these waters (i.e., the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, and western Indian Ocean). Written in the first century A.D. by a Greek merchant or skipper, it is a short manual for the traders who sailed from the Red Sea ports of Roman Egypt to buy and sell in the various ports along the coast of eastern Africa, southern Arabia, and western India. This edition, in many ways the culmination of a lifetime of study devoted to Rome's merchant marine and her trade with the east, provides an improved text of the Periplus, along with a lucid and reliable translation, a comprehensive general commentary that treats in particular the numerous obscure place-names and technical terms that occur, and a technical commentary that deals with grammatical, lexicographical, and textual matters for readers competent in Greek. An extensive introduction places the Periplus in its historical context.

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Weitere Infos & Material


FrontMatter, pg. i
CONTENTS, pg. vii
LIST OF MAPS, pg. ix
PREFACE, pg. x
ABBREVIATIONS, pg. xii
NOTES TO THE READER, pg. xvii
I. TEXT AND AUTHOR, pg. 5
II. TRADE IN THE INDIAN OCEAN, pg. 11
III. POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY, pg. 45
TEXT AND TRANSLATION, pg. 49
GENERAL COMMENTARY, pg. 94
COMMENTARY B (TEXTUAL, LEXICOGRAPHICAL, GRAMMATICAL), pg. 244
APPENDIX 1. HARBORS AND PORTS, pg. 271
APPENDIX 2. DISTANCES, pg. 278
APPENDIX 3. THE VOYAGES TO AFRICA, ARABIA, AND INDIA, pg. 283
APPENDIX 4. THE TERMS FOR CLOTH AND CLOTHING, pg. 292
APPENDIX 5. INDIA'S WEST COAST, FROM BOMBAY TO CAPE COMORIN, pg. 294
INDEX, pg. 301
INDEX OF CITATIONS, pg. 315



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