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Ptolemy
  • Ancient Greek
  • prose
  • Ancient Greek texts
Author
PtolemyPtolemy (c.100–c.170 AD) – Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαῖος, Greek mathematician, geographer and astronomer, who lived in the Roman city of Alexandria.
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Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy)
Language
  • Ancient Greek
Form
prose (primary)

Classification

Ancient Greek texts

Sources

Primary sources Text editions and/or modern translations – in whole or in part – along with publications containing additions and corrections, if known. Diplomatic editions, facsimiles and digital image reproductions of the manuscripts are not always listed here but may be found in entries for the relevant manuscripts. For historical purposes, early editions, transcriptions and translations are not excluded, even if their reliability does not meet modern standards.

[ed.] Müller, Karl, Klaudiou Ptolemaiou Geographikê hyphêgêsis: Claudii Ptolemaei Geographia, 2 vols, Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1883–1901.
Internet Archive – vol. 1, part 1 (Bks I–III): <link> Internet Archive – vol. 1, part 2 (Bks IV–V): <link>
Edition of the text up until Book 5.
[tr.] Freeman, Philip [tr.], “Ireland before St Patrick: § 56. Ptolemy Geography 1.11.7”, in: Koch, John T., and John Carey (eds.), The Celtic Heroic Age. Literary sources for ancient Celtic Europe and early Ireland & Wales, Celtic Studies Publications 1, 4th ed. (1995), Aberystwyth: Celtic Studies Publications, 2003. 48.
Selection in English translation
[tr.] Berggren, J. Lennart, and Alexander Jones, Ptolemy’s Geography: an annotated translation of the theoretical chapters, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000.
The theoretical chapters in translation

Secondary sources (select)

Isaac, Graham R., Place-names in Ptolemy's Geography. An electronic data base with etymological analysis of the Celtic name-elements, Aberystwyth: CMCS Publications, 2004.
Falileyev, Alexander, “Ptolemy revisited, again”, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 43 (Summer, 2002): 77–91.
Toner, Gregory, “Identifying Ptolemy’s Irish places and tribes”, in: Parsons, David N., and Patrick Sims-Williams (eds), Ptolemy: towards a linguistic atlas of the earliest Celtic place-names of Europe, Aberystwyth: CMCS Publications, 2000. ix + 188 pp. 73–82.
Parsons, David N., and Patrick Sims-Williams (eds), Ptolemy: towards a linguistic atlas of the earliest Celtic place-names of Europe, Aberystwyth: CMCS Publications, 2000. ix + 188 pp.
Parsons, David N., “Classifying Ptolemy’s English place-names”, in: Parsons, David N., and Patrick Sims-Williams (eds), Ptolemy: towards a linguistic atlas of the earliest Celtic place-names of Europe, Aberystwyth: CMCS Publications, 2000. ix + 188 pp. 169–178.
de Bernardo Stempel, Patrizia, “Ptolemy’s Celtic Italy and Ireland: a linguistic analysis”, in: Parsons, David N., and Patrick Sims-Williams (eds), Ptolemy: towards a linguistic atlas of the earliest Celtic place-names of Europe, Aberystwyth: CMCS Publications, 2000. ix + 188 pp. 83–112.
Sims-Williams, Patrick, “Degrees of Celticity in Ptolemy’s names: examples from Wales”, in: Parsons, David N., and Patrick Sims-Williams (eds), Ptolemy: towards a linguistic atlas of the earliest Celtic place-names of Europe, Aberystwyth: CMCS Publications, 2000. ix + 188 pp. 1–15.
Freeman, Philip, Ireland and the classical world, Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000.
Mac an Bhaird, Alan, “Ptolemy revisited”, Ainm: Bulletin of the Ulster Place Name Society 5 (1991–1993): 1–20.
Tierney, J. J., “The Greek geographic tradition and Ptolemy’s evidence for Irish geography”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 76 C (1976): 257–265.
Gogan, Liam, “Ptolemaic Ireland”, The Capuchin Annual (1974): 128–142.
Pokorny, Julius, “Die Geographie Irlands bei Ptolemaios”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 24 (1954): 94–120.
Berthelot, André, “L’Irlande de Ptolémée”, Revue Celtique 50 (1933): 238–247.
Journal volume:  Gallica: <link>
Contributors
C. A.,Dennis Groenewegen
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