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By J.M. Dent, E.P. Dutton

Атлас представляющий историю и географию регионов, которые входят в т.н. античный мир.

1. Британия.
2. Испания.
3. Галлия.
4. Германия.
5. Иллирия.
6-8. Италия.
9. Македония, Фракия, Дакия.
10. Греция.
11. Пелопонес.
12. Эгейское море.
13. Малая Азия.
14. Персия.
15. Сирия, Мессопотамия.
16-17. Палестина.
18. Армения, Колхида, Иберия, Албания.
19-20. Античная Африка.
21. Египет.
22-27. Города античного мира и пр.

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Aristotle, ^1 Seneca, ^2 and Pliny ^^ all the other hand, recognized and discussed at considerable length the influences of wind on weather; for ex- ample, the fact that the etesians, though they bring clear skies to Italy, deluge Ethiopia and India with contains a shadow of truth. supposed to bring rain to ^^ rain Auster, —a conception which the south wind, was Italy. The Water Element Since water was one of the four —elements ancient authorities looked upon the earth — or, that were supposed to itself.

It is the writer's hope that the materials selected are sufficiently diverse to give a rounded and just, though it be necessarily far from complete, under- standing of the geographical lore of a significant period in the history of science and of civilization. PART I AND PLACE IN THE CLASSIFICATION OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE GEOGRAPHICAL LORE OF THE TIME OF THE CRUSADES ORIGINS, SOURCES, CHAPTER I THE CONTRIBUTION OF THE ANCIENT WORLD SOURCES The Pythagoreans, The earliest writers who Plato, and Aristotle dealt with geographical matters in a more or less scientific spirit were the Greeks of Ionia and the Pythagorean philosophers of Magna Graecia.

Tion of the earth inhabited "^^ Crates' Theory of Four Land Masses The two last-named opinion first by Crates held writers set forth an elaboration of by the Pythagoreans and worked out an in detail which map makers and writers of the Middle Ages. They explained that the oikoumene is one of four similar inhabited bodies of land on the surface of of Mallos in the second century before Christ, gained great ascendancy over the minds of CONTRIBUTION OF ANTIQUITY 19 These bodies of land are separated from one another by two oceans which encircle the earth, one running east and west in the fiery equatorial regions, and one running north and south at right angles to the equatorial ocean.

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