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About the location of Ptolemais Thêrôn (Ptolemais of the Hunts) in the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea: a short note

Abstract : In an article published in 2011, M. Bukharin challenges the commonly accepted interpretation of a passage from the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, in which Ptolemais of the Hunts is located with reference to a place called τὸ πέρας τῆςἀνακομιδῆς. The comparison with a papyrus of the 1st century AD, in which someone reports great difficulty in entering the lagoon of Berenice because of contrary winds, contains the name ἀνακομιδή. This papyrus invalidates M. Bukharin's interpretation, supports the usual interpretation, and indicates that τὸ πέρας τῆς ἀνακομιδῆς is likely to be an expression in use among Erythraean sea professionals.
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Pierre Schneider. About the location of Ptolemais Thêrôn (Ptolemais of the Hunts) in the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea: a short note. Dialogues d'histoire ancienne. Suppléments, Presses universitaires de Franche-Comté, 2022, Collection de l'ISTA, Supplément 25, pp.213-222. ⟨halshs-03531970v2⟩

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