Artemidorus of Ephesus, Geographic Description fr. 111

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Context

Artemidorus of Ephesus was a Late Hellenistic geographer whose work was much studied and read by scholars of the Roman and Byzantine eras. His major work described the earth (Γεωγραφουμένα) from west to east, from Spain to Arabia and India, ending with focused coverage of the subregions of Asia Minor. In this passage from book 9, which survives only in fragmentary citations, he records the relative situation of Strato’s Tower, Dor, and Mount Carmel. The passage is quoted both by Marcian of Heraclea (Epitome of Artemidorus’ Geography 576.19-27), who wrote roughly five centures after Artemidorus, and by Stephan of Byzantium (Book of Nations Δ 150), who wrote six to seven centuries after Artemidorus.

Text

ΑΣΙΑ. Βιβλ. θʹ. Δῶρος, πόλις Φοινίκης. Ἑκαταῖος Ἀσίᾳ· “Μετὰ δὲ ἡ πάλαι Δῶρος, νῦν δὲ Δῶρα καλεῖται.” Καὶ Ἀρτεμίδωρος Δῶρα τὴν πόλιν οἶδεν ἐν Ἐπιτομῇ τῶν ιαʹ· “Συνεχῶς δʼ ἐστὶ Στράτωνος πύργος, εἶτα ἔνι Δῶρα, ἐπὶ χερσονησοειδοῦς τόπου κείμενον πολισμάτιον, ἀρχομένου τοῦ ὄρους τοῦ Καρμήλου.” Καὶ ἐν θʹ Γεωγραφουμένων τὸ αὐτό.

Textual Note

Ed. Stiehl 1856

Translation

ASIA. Book 9. Doros, a city in Phoenicia. Hecataeus in [his book on] Asia: “After that is the city called Doros in the old times but today Dora.” And Artemidorus mentions the city Dora in Epitome of 11 books: “Continuing on is Straton’s Tower, and then Dora, a town situated on the peninsula where Mount Carmel begins.” And the same thing in Geography 9.

Translation Note

Trans. J. L. Rife

Bibliography

  • 1 R. Stiehl, Der Geograph Artemidoros von Ephesos,Der Geograph Artemidoros von Ephesos, PhilologusPhilologus 11 (1856): 193–244, section: 111. Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record
  • 2 Pseudo-Scylax of Caryanda and Marcianus of Heraclea, Geographi Graeci minores I, ed. Karl Müller, vol. 1, 2 vols. (Paris: Ambroise-Firmin Didot, 1855), p: 576.19-27. Link to Zotero Bibliographic Record Link to Archive.org Bibliographic record

 

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Joseph L. Rife, “Artemidorus of Ephesus, Geographic Description fr. 111,” in Caesarea Maritima: A Collection of Testimonia, last modified June 14, 2021, https://caesarea-maritima.org/testimonia/47.

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Joseph L. Rife, “Artemidorus of Ephesus, Geographic Description fr. 111.” In Caesarea Maritima: A Collection of Testimonia, edited by Joseph L. Rife and Phillip I. Lieberman., edited by Joseph L. Rife et al.. Caesarea City and Port Exploration Project, 2021. Entry published June 14, 2021. https://caesarea-maritima.org/testimonia/47.

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