Barrington Atlas

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  • Richard J.A. Talbert


From the Hardcover:

In 102 full-color maps spread over 175 pages, the Barrington Atlas re-creates the entire world of the Greeks and Romans from the British Isles to the Indian subcontinent and deep into North Africa. It spans the territory of more than 75 modern countries. Its large format (13 1/4 x 18 in. or 33.7 x 46.4 cm) has been custom-designed by the leading cartographic supplier,, Inc., and is unrivaled for range, clarity, and detail. Over 70 experts, aided by an equal number of consultants, have worked from satellite-generated aeronautical charts to return the modern landscape to its ancient appearance, and to mark ancient names and features in accordance with the most up-to-date historical scholarship and archaeological discoveries. Chronologically, the Barrington Atlas spans archaic Greece to the Late Roman Empire, and no more than two standard scales (1:500,000 and 1:1,000,000) are used to represent most regions.

The Barrington atlas of the Greek and Roman world consists of three parts:

  1. The Atlas, over 100 maps visualizing in traditional print form the ancient Greco-Roman world
  2. The Map-by-map Directory, listing placenames, map coordinates, and bibliographic references for all places included in the Atlas
  3. A CD-ROM containing a digital (PDF) version of the Map-by-map Directory

See also