The map above is a modern depiction of ancient Greek historian Herodotus’ view of the Ecumene (or oecumene), literally the the known or the inhabited world, in the 5th Century BC. And while obviously far from fully accurate it clearly shows Europe, Africa and Asia.
For more on Herodotus have a look at the following books:
- The Landmark Herodotus: The Histories
- Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction
- Interpreting Herodotus
- Travels with Herodotus…
Enjoy this post? Please help us by sharing it: