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Aethicus Ister  

Paola Marone

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Jan 2019
Aethicus Ister is the unknown author of the Cosmographia, a fictional world travelogue that probably belongs to the 7th to 8th centuries. This work, written in an abstruse Latin, makes use ... More


Stephen J. Harrison

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Dec 2015
Albunea, sulphurous spring and stream near *Tibur with a famous waterfall, and its homonymous nymph (cf. Hor. Carm. 1. 7. 12), classed as a *Sibyl by *Varro (Lactant. Div. Inst. 1. 6. 12) ... More

Hyginus (4) Gromaticus  

Brian Campbell

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Mar 2016
To Hyginus Gromaticus has been mistakenly ascribed an incomplete treatise On Camp Fortifications (so named in the 16th cent.), which discusses the methods for siting military camps, measuring the ... More


Nicholas Purcell

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Dec 2015
The terrestrial equivalent of *periploi, sequential lists of settlements, way-marks, or posting-stations, often with distances between them. As a genre, they originated with the Roman practice of ... More

Ravenna Cosmographer (Anonymus Ravennas)  

Natalia Lozovsky

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Feb 2018
Ravenna Cosmographer is an anonymous author of a Latin compilation commonly dated to the late 600s to early 700s. The Cosmographer describes the inhabited world, beginning with some ... More

Vibius Sequester  

David Paniagua

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Apr 2019
Vibius Sequester is the author of the De fluminibus, fontibus, lacubus, nemoribus, paludibus, montibus, gentibus per litteras, a short repertoire of geographical names mentioned by Virgil, ... More