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HGSS | Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 11, 31–51, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-11-31-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Hist. Geo Space. Sci., 11, 31–51, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/hgss-11-31-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

  01 Apr 2020

01 Apr 2020

The configuration of the Pontus Euxinus in Ptolemy's Geography

Dmitry A. Shcheglov

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This article argues that the configuration of the Pontus Euxinus (the Black Sea), as described in Ptolemy's Geography, can be satisfactorily explained as a result of fitting contradictory pieces of information together that were inherited from earlier geographers, under the assumption that his sources were similar to those that have come down to us. The method is based on comparison of Ptolemy's data with the other ancient sources, revealing conspicuous similarities and differences between them.
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