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Ptolemy's Geography:
An Annotated Translation of the Theoretical Chapters
J. Lennart Berggren & Alexander Jones

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List of Illustrations ix
Preface xi
Note on Citations of Classical Authors xiii
Introduction 3
What Ptolemy Expected His Reader to Know 5
The Place of the Geography in Ptolemy's Work 17
Ptolemy's Evolving Conception of the World 20
Marinos and Other Sources 23
Ptolemy's Map Projections and Coordinate Lists 31
The Manuscripts of the Geography 41
The Maps in the Manuscripts 45
Early Readers and Translators 50
Modern Editions and Translations of the Geography 52
Our Translation 53
Ptolemy, Guide to Drawing a Map of the World
Book 1 57
Book 2 94
Book 7 108
Book 8 118
Plates and Maps
Notes on the Plates and Maps 125
Plates 1-7 following p. 128
Maps 1-8 129

Appendix A: The Journeys of Flaccus and Maternus to the Aithiopians 145
Appendix B: Marinos' Calculation of the Latitude of Cape Prason 148
Appendix C: The Trade Route across Central Asia 150
Appendix D: The Breadth of the Mediterranean According to Marinos and Ptolemy 153
Appendix E: The Sail to Kattigara 155
Appendix F: The Miscellaneous Criticisms of Marinos' Data 157
Appendix G: Textual Notes 163
Appendix H: Geographical Index 168
Bibliography 183
Index 189

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