|Called from/Referenciado desde: El Papiro Artemidoro: diversos artículos|
by Richard HunterExcerpt from the Times Literary Supplement, november 29, 2002 (taken from MAPHIST, December 2002)
"From the same mysterious source as the Poseidippos, an even more unexpected treasure is still to be published: part of the description of Spain from the work of Artemidorus of Ephesus (c. 100 BC), an important geographical treatise previously known only from allusions and references in later authors. The text, preserved on a roll more than two-and-a-half metres long, and in an unusually large format, is illustrated by part of a map of Spain. It now ranks as the oldest Greek map known, but looks startlingly modern with its layout of rivers, roads and human settlements. Curiously, this papyrus seems not to have gone into circulation, but to have remained in the workshop where the map was drawn ...."
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