Eratosthenes’ Parallel of Rhodes and the History of the System of Climata

@article{Shcheglov2006EratosthenesPO,
  title={Eratosthenes’ Parallel of Rhodes and the History of the System of Climata},
  author={D. Shcheglov},
  journal={Klio},
  year={2006},
  volume={88},
  pages={351 - 359}
}
Ptolemy was the first to use the so-called system of seven climata (Almagest 2.12 Heiberg I 172—187) which, due to his authority, was later to become one of the canonical elements of late antique, medieval European and Arabian geography. Κλίμα, taken as a technical geographical term, may be defined as the latitude which is expressed in terms of the length of the longest solstitial day (in equinoctial hours and fractions of an hour).1 Κλίματα constituted a table of latitudes progressing by… Expand
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