Published August 31, 2019 | Version v1
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Maps of the Iberian Peninsula – comparison Xi, Omega recension

  • 1. Humboldt University Berlin, Max Planck Institute for History of Science
  • 2. Max Planck Institute for History of Science, Berlin
  • 3. Humboldt University Berlin


Ptolemy's catalogue of localities contains a list of places with their coordinates that enables to draw maps of the Iberian Peninsula. Ptolemy's text came down to us in two versions that are sometimes different regarding the spelling of the toponyms and the values of the coordinates. These versions are usually called "Omega recension" and "Xi recension". Based on the Greek text of Ptolemy's catalogue edited by A. Stückelberger and G. Graßhoff (2006), we will draw Ptolemy's map of the Iberian Peninsula and compare the two transmitted versions of his work.This jupyter notebook maps the locations of both recensions.



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