Massaliote Periplus

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The Massaliote Periplus or Massiliote Periplus is a theoretical reconstruction of a sixth century BC periplus, or sailing manual, proposed by Adolf Schulten.[1][2][3]

Schulten believed a Massiliote Periplus had been versified in the lines of the Ora Maritima by Avienus. Schulten dated it to the 6th century BC. It describes a voyage from Oestrymnis, modern Pointe du Raz, to Massalia, modern Marseille. Its existence has been denied by other scholars.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barry Cunliffe, Iron Age Britain, English Heritage, London, 1995, p38. ISBN 0-7134-8839-5.
  2. ^ John Taylor, Albion: the earliest history" (Dublin, 2016)
  3. ^ The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek: The Man Who Discovered Britain (2001), Walker & Co; ISBN 0-8027-1393-9 (2002 Penguin ed. with new post-script: ISBN 0-14-200254-2)