Explorers of the Ancient World (Worlds Great Explorers)

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Synopsis: Brief biographies emphasizing the voyages and discoveries of various explorers of the ancient world including Hanno of Carthage, Nehsi of Egypt, Pytheas of Greece, and Alexander the Great.

From School Library Journal: Some annoying lapses and inconsistencies mar this survey of explorations made in ancient and classical times. In referring to a Greek sailor named Eudoxus, Simon states that he undertook a voyage for Cleopatra in 120 b.c. ; however, she was not born until 69 b.c. Another example is an illustration of a battle with the caption "Romans engaged in one of their many battles." This is actually a painting of Alexander the Great engaging the Persians. These kinds of errors call into question the credibility of the text that attempts to cover the expeditions of Egyptian, Minoan, Phoenician, Greek, Roman, and Chinese explorers. Very little is available in the way of primary sources to document these voyages, but Simon is able to capture some of the courage and daring it took for ancient explorers to circumnavigate Africa or sail into iceberg-studded waters. The few small maps are in the appendix rather than near the text to which they relate, making them less than effective. It is unfortunate that the book is not more carefully put together. --David N. Pauli, Missoula Public Library, MT
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