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Around the Roman world in 180 days

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dc.contributor.advisor Evans, R. J. (Dr.) en Screen, Beryl Mary en 2009-08-25T10:54:41Z 2009-08-25T10:54:41Z 2009-08-25T10:54:41Z 2005-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Screen, Beryl Mary (2009) Around the Roman world in 180 days, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The dissertation is intended to show whether it is possible for a Roman traveller to make a journey around the Roman world in the year C.E. 210, within 180 days, in a manner similar to that of Phileas Fogg, a character in Jules Verne's novel Around the World in Eighty Days (1874). The Roman's 180-day adventure to complete the journey within the set time incorporates logistics and itinerary on ancient roads, canals and sea voyages, and quotes Horace, Juvenal, Pausanias, Ovid and Strabo. Verne linked the past, an ancient two thousand year old water system in Aden - with his traveller who also visited the site. The Roman traveller will link the past with the present, viewing ancient building and engineering works such as the Lyonnais aqueducts, and the Greek use of curvature in design when building the Parthenon. Parts of such construction remain in situ for the present-day traveller to view. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Roman travel in C.E. 210 en
dc.subject Ancient roads en
dc.subject Ancient sea voyages en
dc.subject Historic en
dc.subject.lcsh Civilization, Greco-Roman
dc.subject.lcsh History, Ancient
dc.subject.lcsh Classical antiquities
dc.subject.lcsh Rome -- Historical geography
dc.title Around the Roman world in 180 days en
dc.type Thesis en en
dc.description.department Biblical and Ancient Studies en (M.A. (Specialization in Ancient Languages and Cultures)) en

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