Claudius Ptolemy, Geography 8.20.14
Text(13) ἡ δὲ Δαμασκὸς ἔχει τὴν μεγίστην ἡμέραν ὡρῶν ῑδ δʹ ἔγγιστα (ῑδ δʹ) καὶ διέστηκεν Ἀλεξανδρείας πρὸς ἀνατολὰς μιᾶς ὥρας 𐅵ιβʹ (𐅵ιεʹ)(14) Τῆς δὲ Παλαιστίνης Ἰουδαίαςἡ μὲν Καισάρεια τοῦ Στράτωνος ἔχει τὴν μεγίστην ἡμέραν ὡρῶν ῑδ ϛʹ καὶ διέστηκεν Ἀλεξανδρείας πρὸς ἀνατολὰς μιᾶς ὥρας γιεʹ(15) ἡ δὲ Ἀσκαλὼν ἔχει τὴν μεγίστην ἡμέραν ὡρῶν ῑδ ηʹ ἔγγιστα (ιδ ϛʹ), καὶ διέστηκεν Ἀλεξανδρείας πρὸς ἀνατολὰς μιᾶς ὥρας γʹ (γιβʹ)
Textual NoteEd. Stückelberger and Graßhoff 2006
Translation(13) Damascus has a longest day of almost 14¼ hours, and its distance from Alexandria to the east is 7/12 hours (17/30 hours).(14) [Chief cities] of Palestine, [i.e.] Judaea:Straton’s Caesarea has a longest day of 14⅙ hours, and its distance from Alexandria to the east is 2/5 hours.15) Ascalon has its longest day of nearly 14⅛ hours (14⅙ hours), and it distance from Alexandria to the east is ⅓ hours (5/12 hours).
Translation NoteTrans. J. L. Rife with ref. to Stevenson 1932 and Stückelberger and Graßhoff 2006
- 1 Claudius Ptolemy, Ptolemaios, Handbuch Der Geographie, Griechisch-Deutsch I-IIPtolemaios, Handbuch Der Geographie, Griechisch-Deutsch I-II, ed. Alfred Stückelberger and Gerd Graßhoff, 2nd ed. (Basel: Schwabe, 2017), bk: 8, ch: 20.14.
- 2 Claudius Ptolemy, Claudius Ptolemy: The GeographyClaudius Ptolemy: The Geography, trans. Edward Luther Stevenson, repr. 1991 (New York: Dover Publications, 1932), map: 4.
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