The World as They Knew It:The Legacy of Greco-Roman Mapmaking

A folio from a 15th-century Latin translation of Ptolemy’s influential “Geographia.

Long before people could look upon Earth from afar, the Greeks and the Romans of antiquity started dwelling upon the question of  world’s size and shape. Their approaches differed: the philosophical Greeks, it has been said, measured the world by the stars; the practical, road-building Romans by milestones.

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