The Edges of the Earth in Ancient Thought: Geography, Exploration, and Fiction

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The Edges of the Earth in Ancient Thought: Geography, Exploration, and Fiction - Romm, James S

For the Greeks and Romans the earth's furthest perimeter was a realm radically different from what they perceived as central and human. The alien qualities of these "edges of the earth" became the basis of a literary tradition that endured throughout antiquity and into the Renaissance, despite the growing challenges of emerging scientific ... Read More

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