Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World: Map-by-map Directory, Volume 1

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Richard J. A. Talbert
Princeton University Press, 2000 - History - 1383 pages
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In 102 full-color maps spread over 175 pages, the Barrington Atlas re-creates the entire world of the Greeks and Romans from the British Isles to the Indian subcontinent and deep into North Africa. It spans the territory of more than 75 modern countries. Its large format (13 1/4 x 18 in. or 33.7 x 46.4 cm) has been custom-designed by the leading cartographic supplier, MapQuest.com, Inc., and is unrivaled for range, clarity, and detail. Over 70 experts, aided by an equal number of consultants, have worked from satellite-generated aeronautical charts to return the modern landscape to its ancient appearance, and to mark ancient names and features in accordance with the most up-to-date historical scholarship and archaeological discoveries. Chronologically, the Barrington Atlas spans archaic Greece to the Late Roman Empire, and no more than two standard scales (1:500,000 and 1:1,000,000) are used to represent most regions.

Since the 1870s, all attempts to map the classical world comprehensively have failed. The Barrington Atlas has finally achieved that elusive and challenging goal. It began in 1988 at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, under the direction of the distinguished ancient historian Richard Talbert, and has been developed with approximately $4.5 million in funding support.

The resulting Barrington Atlas is a reference work of permanent value. It has an exceptionally broad appeal to everyone worldwide with an interest in the ancient Greeks and Romans, the lands they penetrated, and the peoples and cultures they encountered in Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. Scholars and libraries should find it essential. It is also for students, travelers, lovers of fine cartography, and anyone eager to retrace Alexander's eastward marches, cross the Alps with Hannibal, traverse the Eastern Mediterranean with St. Paul, or ponder the roads, aqueducts, and defense works of the Roman Empire. For the new millennium the Barrington Atlas brings the ancient past back to life in an unforgettably vivid and inspiring way.

Map-by-Map Directory

A Map-by-Map Directory to the Barrington Atlas is available online (http://assets.press.princeton.edu/B_ATLAS/B_ATLAS.PDF) and in a separate two-volume print edition of close to 1,500 pages. The Directory is designed to provide information about every place or feature in the Barrington Atlas. The section for each map comprises:

  • a concise text drawing attention to special difficulties in mapping a region, such as extensive landscape change since antiquity, or uneven modern exploration.
  • a listing of every name and feature on the map, with basic data about the period of occupation, the modern equivalents of ancient placenames, the modern country within which they are located, and brief references to relevant ancient testimony or modern studies.
  • a bibliography of works cited.
The Map-by-Map Directory is an essential accompaniment to the Barrington Atlas. As a uniquely rich, comprehensive, up-to-date distillation of evidence and scholarship, it has no match elsewhere and opens the way to an immense variety of further research initiatives.
 

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Contents

GUIDELINES
v
ITALIA 571
vi
Patavium 587
vii
ABBREVIATIONS
x
ArretiumAsculum 605
xiii
Volume 2
xxi
GRAECIAASIA MINOR
747
Illyricum
749
Delta
1117
MemphisOxyrhynchus
1125
Sinai
1140
Hermopolis Magna
1147
OVERVIEW MAPS I
1158
Oasis Magna
1164
CoptosBerenice
1170
Triakontaschoinos
1181

Macedonia
761
Thracia
772
Byzantium
785
Bosphorus
796
EpirusAcarnania
803
ThessaliaBoeotia
818
Pergamum
841
Aegaeum Mare
862
Peloponnesus
875
Attica
904
Creta
919
Ephesus
937
Phrygia
957
Ancyra
976
CaesareaMelitene
985
LyciaPisidia
996
Taurus
1013
SYRIAMEROE
1025
Antiochia
1027
Syria
1042
DamascusCaesarea
1056
Volume 1
1057
PelusiumIerusalem
1074
Petra
1086
Cyprus
1095
Ammon
1108
Meroe
1188
EUROPA SEPTENTRION ALIS 103
1192
PONTUS EUXINUSPERSICUS SINUSBACTRIA
1199
Maeotis
1201
OudonRha
1213
Paphlagonia
1217
PontusPhasis
1226
inset Cimmerius Bosphorus
1243
Caucasia
1255
Armenia
1268
Media Atropatene
1292
Ctesiphon
1299
EcbatanaSusa
1315
Mesene
1324
Persis
1336
Tylos
1346
Hyrcania
1350
Parthyene
1355
MervBactra
1358
Bactria
1365
PROVINCES OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
1373
Britannia Superior 111
1376
PannoniaDalmatia 286
1378
Dioceses and Provinces of the Roman Empire according to the Verona List c A D 303324
1379
Dioceses and Provinces of the Roman Empire according to Hierocles late 5thearly 6th centuries A D
1381
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Richard J. A. Talbert is William Rand Kenan Professor of History and Classics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and current President of the Association of Ancient Historians. He taught previously in the United Kingdom and Canada, and is the author of The Senate of Imperial Rome (Princeton), which won the American Philological Association's Goodwin Award of Merit.

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