Pomponius Mela


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, fl. c.A.D. 50, Roman geographer, b. Spain. His De situ orbis, a description of the then known world, was published in Latin in 1471 and translated into English by Arthur Golding as The Cosmographer (1585).
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Pomponius Mela

(pŏmpō`nēəs mē`lə), fl. c.A.D. 50, Roman geographer, b. Spain. His De situ orbis, a description of the then known world, was published in Latin in 1471 and translated into English by Arthur Golding as The Cosmographer (1585).
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One favourite volume was a small octavo edition of the Directorium Inquisitorum, by the Dominican Eymeric de Gironne; and there were passages in Pomponius Mela, about the old African Satyrs and OEgipans, over which Usher would sit dreaming for hours.
Pour certains, c'est Cleopatre Celene epouse de Juba II qui y est enterre, d'autres, se basant sur les travaux d'archeologues, notamment ceux de Stephane Gsell qui soutient que sa construction est anterieur a la montee au trone de Juba II, dans la mesure ou le chroniqueur et geographe Pomponius Mela (1er siecle ap J-c) avait repris un manuscrit de Varon decede deux ans avant le debut du regne de Juba II.
Boter; "Pomponius Mela," by Mary Ella Milham; "Tiberius Catius Asconius Silius Italicus," by Frances Muecke; and "C.
Satyrs are either "brutes, monstres [or] demons." He takes into account a vast array of sources including New World voyages as well as a great many philosophers--Plato, Aristotle, Pausanius, Pomponius Mela, and Plutarch among others--and benefits from his reading in natural history as well as Scripture and classical mythography.
Here, according to Fiorani, classical authors such as Strabo and Pomponius Mela infuse a representation of Italy that merges geography and history.
Of very special importance here was his close association with Hartmann Schedel at Nuremberg, whose magnificent library was not only stocked with virtually all the essential texts, from Pomponius Mela, Pliny the Elder, Ptolemy, and Strabo to Flavio Biondo and Enea Silvio Piccolomini, but also contained the description of the world in hexameters by Dionysius Periegetes, which may to some extent have served as a model for Celtis's own poem, the Germania generalis.
in short, the author quickly quits the field and retreats instead to the library, searching through obscure authors like Pseudo-Hegesippus, Pomponius Mela, and of course, Claudius Ptolemy's Geography (to which some twenty pages are devoted).
Fontes Hispaniae Antiquae VII, Barcelona, 1987: SILBERMAN, A., Pomponius Mela. Chorographie, Paris, 1988.
cit., reconciles Homer and the scholiast by saying that Lycia evidently extended a great deal further east in Homeric times; Pomponius Mela (1.77) does say that the Cilician promontory marked the limits of Sarpedon's rule.
The idea was formalized by the Roman geographer Pomponius Mela (1st century A.D.) about A.D.
Au premier siecle ap J-C, le geographe et chroniqueur Pomponius Mela a mentionne son existence et sa position geographique dans ses ecrits.
Gallen the eminent polymath Joachim Vadian in his edition of the classical geographer Pomponius Mela (1518) will give a significant twist to Plato's admonition that no man is human without a knowledge of arithmetic; now those are designated inhumani who lack a knowledge of geography.