English, Article edition: Synesius from Alexandria to Cyrene: sea, storms, and ships in the eyes of a man of late antiquity Janni, Pietro

User activity

Share to:
 
Bookmark: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/27525
Physical Description
  • article
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Synesius from Alexandria to Cyrene: sea, storms, and ships in the eyes of a man of late antiquity
Author
  • Janni, Pietro
Physical Description
  • article
Notes
  • In the first years of the fifth century AD a Greek gentleman in his early 30s embarked from the harbour of the great city of Alexandria on a sailing ship bound for his native Cyrene. It is a voyage of about 780 km, approximately the distance from Venice to the mouth of the Adriatic, or a little longer than from Hamburg to London. We are not sure about the season or the year; we only know that the voyage took place towards the end of a month; that is, a Greek lunar month, an ill-omened time for sailing, according to the belief of the Ancients. The traveller was Synesius, who belonged to a distinguished Cyrenian family, and was returning from a diplomatic mission in Constantinople, at the court of an Empire that would survive and bear the name for more than 1000 years. However, the empire of the Rome would find its real end in little more than 70 years.
  • RePEc:cup:eurrev:v:8:y:2000:i:01:p:107-114_00
Language
  • English
Contributed by
OAIster

Get this edition

Other links

  • Set up My libraries

    How do I set up "My libraries"?

    In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up. Then set up a personal list of libraries from your profile page by clicking on your user name at the top right of any screen.

  • All (1)
  • Unknown (1)
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.
None of your libraries hold this item.

User activity


e.g. test cricket, Perth (WA), "Parkes, Henry"

Separate different tags with a comma. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

Be the first to add a tag for this edition

Be the first to add this to a list

Comments and reviews

What are comments? Add a comment

No user comments or reviews for this version

Add a comment