Periplus of the Euxine Sea by Arrian

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Carole Raddato
by UB Basel
published on 12 December 2023
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Beginning of the Periplus of the Euxine Sea by Arrian of Nicomedia, Johann Froben and Nicolaus Episcopius, Basel 1533.

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The Periplus of the Euxine Sea (Latin: Periplus Ponti Euxini, Greek: Períplous toû Euxeínou Póntou) is a description of trade routes along the shores of the Black Sea written by Arrian of Nicomedia (Lucius Flavius Arrianus), a historian and philosopher writing in the early 2nd century CE. This geographical treatise provides valuable insights into the geography, culture, and commerce of the Black Sea region, known as the Euxine Sea in antiquity, with notices of rivers, harbours, and tribes under the supervision of client kings.

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Basel, U. (2023, December 12). Periplus of the Euxine Sea by Arrian. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18248/periplus-of-the-euxine-sea-by-arrian/

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Basel, UB. "Periplus of the Euxine Sea by Arrian." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 12, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18248/periplus-of-the-euxine-sea-by-arrian/.

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Basel, UB. "Periplus of the Euxine Sea by Arrian." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Dec 2023. Web. 20 Jul 2024.

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