Dionysius Periegetes (Greek: Διονύσιος ὁ Περιηγητής, literally Dionysius the Voyager or Traveller, often Latinized to Dionysius Periegeta), also known as Dionysius of Alexandria, was the author of a description of the then-known world in Greekhexameter verse. He is believed to have been from Alexandria and to have lived around the time of Hadrian (r. 117–138 CE), though some date his lifetime as late as the end of the 3rd century.
Free, John (1789). Tyrocinium geographicum Londinense, or, The London geography, consisting of Dr. Free's Short lectures, compiled for the use of his pupils, to which is added by the editor, translated from the Greek into English blank verse, the Periegesis of Dionysius ... from the edition of Dr. Wells, containing the antient and modern science. London.
Jacob, Christian (1990). La Description de la terre habitée de Denys d'Alexandrie ou la leçon de géographie (in French). Paris: Albin Michel. ISBN2-226-03958-9.
Dionisio di Alessandria (2005). Amato, Eugenio, ed. Descrizione della Terra abitata (in Italian). Milan: Bompiani Testi a fronte. ISBN88-452-3372-3.
Dionysius Periegetes (2014). Lightfoot, J.L., ed. Description of the Known World. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN978-0-19-967558-6.
Ulrich Bernays: Studien zu Dionysius Periegetes. Heidelberg: Winter, 1905.
E. H. Bunbury, A history of ancient geography among the Greeks and Romans from the earliest ages till the fall of the Roman Empire, 2 vols, London, 1879; 2nd edn 1883. Bunbury (vol. 2, p. 480) regards Dionysius as having flourished from the reign of Nero (54–68 CE) to that of Trajan (98–117 CE).