The Circumnavigation of the Inhabited World - Text, Translation and Commentary
Distributed for Liverpool University Press
The Periplous—often attributed to Skylax of Karyanda but in fact written by an unknown author during the fourth century BC—describes the coasts of the Mediterranean and Black Seas as known by the ancient Greeks in great detail, noting towns, rivers, harbors, and mountains. This is the first full edition of the Periplous to be published since 1855, and the first complete English translation. Graham Shipley’s commentary and the sixteen specially produced maps make this edition ideal for teachers and students of the Greek language.