Definition of Periplus

1. Noun. a circumnavigation; a sea voyage around a coastline ¹



2. Noun. a record of such a voyage ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Periplus

1. a circumnavigation [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Periplus

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periplanar
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periplocin
periploi
periplus (current term)
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Literary usage of Periplus

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1. A History of Ancient Geography Among the Greeks and Romans from the Earliest by Edward Herbert Bunbury (1883)
"EDITIONS OF THE periplus. THE narrative of Hanno was certainly extant in Greek ... The authenticity of the work now extant under the name of the periplus of ..."

2. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1906)
"The Phoenician periplus of Africa. As Mr. EJ Webb groups me with those who ... He nowhere mentions a Carthaginian " periplus," not even that of Hanno, ..."

3. A Treatise on the Comparative Geography of Western Asia, Accompanied with an by James Rennell (1831)
"THE design of the present enquiry is to compare the periplus of ARRIAN, ... Such are the fragment of the anonymous periplus in Hudson, the Antonine ..."

4. Ceylon: An Account of the Island, Physical, Historical, and Topographical by Sir James Emerson Tennent (1860)
"This description of the Indian trade by Cosmas is singularly corroborative of the account that had previously been given by the author of the periplus ; and ..."

5. Carthage and Tunis: The Old and New Gates of the Orient by Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1906)
"... AFRICA—THE "periplus" THE most remarkable thing about the periplus is that the Greeks, who copied it down from the votive tablet in the temple of Saturn ..."

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