Tolomeoby Lucio Russo

With the author will attend Pietro Greco and Giovanni Cerri

Rome, AsSaggi Bookshop, 4 Via degli Etruschi, Wednesday, June 19, 19:30


Almost all scholars have so far denied the existence of ancient contacts between America and the Old World, but in this book, investigating a seemingly minor issue of the history of geography (the origin of a gross error of Ptolemy), the Author demonstrates that the sources of the ancient Hellenistic geographer knew latitudes and longitudes of locations in Central America. The discovery forced to revise in a new light many aspects of history, showing how the collapse of the knowledge that swept through the Mediterranean world at the time of the Roman conquest was far deeper than is generally believed.


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