Re: Needed: a new atlas of the ancient world. (off topic)

Mr. Timothy T. Dickens (
Wed, 22 Jan 1997 22:04:28 -0500 (EST)

At 09:28 PM 1/22/97 -0500, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>Hi, Tim!
>I saw a web site for a new atlas of the ancient world that won't be done
>until the end of this century. It looks like it will cover what you are
>asking for, including at least northern Africa. I'm not sure exactly what
>the geographical coverage will be.
>Here is the URL:
TTD: Thanks Jonathan for the URL. I just visited it. I seems to be only
concerned with the classical (Greco-Roman) world. I also need maps of
ancient Mesopotamia, Palestine, and Egypt, ca. 600BCE to at least 200CE.

>I *do* find it amusing that we need the latest atlas of the ancient world!
>(Yes, yes, I understand the serious need, but I *still* think it's funny.)
TTD: I appreciate your sense of humor! :) BTW, have you ever read Josephus'
_Against Apion_ Bk.1? It is a MUST READ!!! I was about to burst out
screaming today on the bus while reading it! Josephus has a scathing
criticism of the Greeks, their cultural arrogance, and a long list of
cultural items important to the Greeks. I must warn you and anyone else who
picks up this volume. . .beware for it is rough!!!

Tim Dickens