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The Atlas of Ancient and Classical Geography   By: (1774-1839)

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Scanned, interpreted, and amended in the United Kingdom by Mike Calder Smith. Insofar as any copyright by any legal theory exists in this work by scanning, interpretation, or addition, such rights are freely given into the Public Domain.

THE ATLAS OF ANCIENT AND CLASSICAL GEOGRAPHY

By Samuel Butler

Edited by Ernest Rhys

Note from the Editor of the Electronic version.

Scanned, interpreted, and amended in the United Kingdom by Mike Calder Smith. Insofar as any copyright by any legal theory exists in this work by scanning, interpretation, or addition, such rights are freely given into the Public Domain.

The maps of the Classical Atlas have been scanned at a sufficient resolution to enable easy reading, but they may not display at an appropriate scale, depending on screen size, resolution, and window size; we recommend you use software that allows zooming to view them.

The numbers of the maps given in the Index pages are the same as those in the list in the main body of the Atlas, allowing cross reference.

Note that the Latitude and Longitude given in the Index pages are from Greenwich, while the maps, as common with many of the times, have grids with Longitudes given both from Greenwich and Ferro. If you use the latter you won't find your target.

INTRODUCTION

The accompanying Atlas has been included in this series for the greater convenience of the reader of "Grote's Greece" and other works that ask a continual reference to maps of ancient and classical geography. The disadvantage of having to turn perpetually from the text of a volume to a map at its end, or a few pages away, is often enough to prevent the effective use of the one in elucidating the other. Despite some slight variations of spelling in the classical place names used by different authors, there need be no difficulty in adapting the same Atlas to various works, whether they are English versions of historians like Herodotus or Livy, or English histories of the ancient world, such as Grote's and Gibbon's. Taking the case of Grote, he preferred, as we know, the use of the "K" in Greek names to the usual equivalent "C," and he retained other special forms of certain words. A comparative list of a few typical names which appear both in the index to his "History of Greece" in this series, and in the index to the present Atlas, will show that the variation between the two is regular and, fairly uniform and easy to remember:

GROTE'S spelling CLASSICAL ATLAS GROTE'S SPELLING CLASSICAL ATLAS

Adrumetum Hadrumetum Hydra Hydrea Ægean Ægæan Iasus Iassus Akanthus Acanthus Kabala Cabalia Akarnania Acarnania Nile Nilus Akesines Acesines Olympieion Olympieum Aktê Acte Oneium Œneum Chæroneia Chæronea Paliké Palica Dekeleia Decelea Pattala Patala Dyrrachium Dyrrhachium Peiræum Piræum Eetioneia Eetionea Phyle Phylæ Egypt Ægyptus Pisa Pisæ Eresus Eressus Pylus Pylos Erytheia Erythia Thessaly Thessalia Helus Helos Thrace Thracia

By comparing in the same way the place names in Gibbon's and other histories, the reader will need no glossarist in using the Atlas to lighten their geographical allusions. It is not only when he comes to actual wars, campaigns and sieges that he will find a working chart of advantage. When he reads in Grote of the Ionic colonization of Asia Minor, and wishes to relate the later view of its complex process to the much simpler account given by Herodotus, he gains equally by having a map of the region before him... Continue reading book >>




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