The Periplus of the Euxine Sea, c. 130 CE

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A map illustrating a voyage around the Black Sea by Arrian of Nicomedia as described in "Periplus Ponti Euxini" (A Circumnavigation of the Black Sea). The Latin term "Periplus" is derived from the Greek word "periplous," meaning "a sailing-around."

Written as a letter from Arrian, the Governor of Cappadocia, to Emperor Hadrian in Rome (c. 130 CE,) it is a mix between a navigational guide and a topographical account of a coastal journey around the Euxine (Black Sea), outlining various ports, landmarks, distances, and other relevant information for sailors or travelers. This Roman perspective provides insights into the commercial activities, trade routes, and geopolitical interactions of the time.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2023, December 12). The Periplus of the Euxine Sea, c. 130 CE. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18252/the-periplus-of-the-euxine-sea-c-130-ce/

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Periplus of the Euxine Sea, c. 130 CE." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Dec 2023. Web. 24 Feb 2024.

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