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G pliny the elder natural history orosius historia

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Unformatted text preview: ion of an older map    Ultimately derived from Roman (especially late antique Roman) itinerary lists, likely also from texts with geographical content (e.g. Pliny the Elder, Natural History; Orosius, Historia adversus paganos: Isidore of Seville, Etymologiae) 2 11/7/13 Cf. Cosmas Indicopleustes (6th century CE) Peutinger map (segment 4 of 11)   An idiosyncratic Christian map drawn by a retired merchant. Cosmas Indicopleustes Beatus mappaemundi (a more representative medieval view) And scenes from other medieval Christian maps . . . Detail from the Hereford Map (13th century) 3 11/7/13 Consider the Romans’ imperial ambitions. . . Boscoreale cup Vergil, Aeneid 1.254 ­279 Jupiter promises future Romans imperium sine fine http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=z7b85Rh2v5Y Emperor Caracalla with orb (Lost) late antique secular (imperial) maps    The orator Eumenius praised an imperial world map, on...
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