The Figure of the Earth in Isidore's "De natura rerum"

@article{Stevens1980TheFO,
  title={The Figure of the Earth in Isidore's "De natura rerum"},
  author={Wesley M. Stevens},
  journal={Isis},
  year={1980},
  volume={71},
  pages={268 - 277}
}
D uring the Hellenistic, Roman, and medieval periods, descriptive literature concerning the cosmos almost uniformly discussed the earth as a globe and the heavens as a sphere.' This literature, often intended for school instruction, was sometimes accompanied by stylized diagrams depicting the globe. The diagrams are of three types: the globe divided both horizontally and vertically into four parts by waters and their projections; the globe with parallel lines representing three, five, or more… 
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Works by Macrobius, Boëthius, and Isidore of Seville are examined and suggestions are made as to their antecedents.
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