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Periplus Ponti Euxini
By Arrian

Periplus Ponti Euxini

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Periplus Ponti Euxini by Arrian

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This volume contains the Greek text "Periplus Ponti Euxini", with a full introduction, commentary and facing-page translation. Arrian, the Roman senator, is known as a philosopher and the historian of Alexander. He also enjoyed a sucessful political and military career, and the friendship of Hadrian. Arrian's text mixes the literary forms of a friendly letter and the traditional Greek periplus, or coastal guide. It describes a tour of duty around the Black Sea undertaken in an official capacity as governor of the frontier province of Cappadocia, and contains important evidence for this crucial corner of the eastern frontier of the Empire. It also affords us an insight into the cultural and political background of the early second century, from a man well placed not only to understand, but also to promote the new common imperial culture being forged by the hellenophile Emperor.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781853996610
ISBN-10: 1853996610
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Bristol Classical Press
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 16-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Arrian

Aidan Liddle read Classics at Oxford and now works as a civil servant at the Department of Trade and Industry.

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