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Periplus of the Erythraean Sea

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What is 'The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea?' - Roman Merchant Account of the Distant East (AD 50)

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Ep. 011.5 - The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea

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The BIGGER Ancient World: Introducing the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea - Prof Michael Scott

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Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, Berbera to Daresalaam, ed. Megalommatis

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Periplus of the Erythraean (Red) Sea, Suez to Berbera

The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea or Periplus of the Red Sea is a Greco-Roman periplus written in Koine Greek that describes navigation and trading opportunities from Roman Egyptian ports like Berenice Troglodytica along the coast of the Red Sea, and others along Horn of Africa, the Sindh, and southwestern India. The text has been ascribed to different dates between the first and third centuries CE, but a mid-first century date is now the most commonly accepted. While the author is unknown, it is clearly a firsthand description by someone familiar with the area and is nearly unique in providing accurate insights into what the ancient European world knew about the lands around the Indian Ocean.
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