Featuring over 130 colour maps of ancient physical and human landscapes spanning Britain to India and deep into the Sahara, this atlas is a compact kaleidoscope of peoples, migrations, empires, strife, cultures, cities and travels from Greece’s Bronze Age to Rome’s fall in the West.
This revised edition of the Atlas of Classical History equips readers with a clear visual grasp of the spatial dimension, a vital aspect for understanding history. Users gain insight into the formative roles of physical landscape – seas, rivers, mountains, deserts – in Mediterranean peoples’ development. The maps in all their variety of scope, scale and colour offer an absorbing means to track the growth of states on the ground, especially their relationships, conflicts, urbanization, communications and cultures. Each map is enriched by readily identifiable symbols and concise accompanying texts, as well as recommendations for further reading. With its vast geographical sweep in a compact format, this book is a comprehensive reference work primarily aimed at non-specialists.
With updated text and thoroughly revised maps now presented in colour, the Atlas of Classical History remains an essential reference volume for all those interested in the civilizations of ancient Europe, North Africa and Western Asia, as well as for students and scholars of ancient Greek and Roman history.