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With globalization, supposedly, the world is becoming a village. Conversely, it might be said that our horizons are broadening – that we are learning to survey the regions of the world in conscious awareness of the global context. This applies equally to the historical ‘backward glance’. In recent decades, the scholarly disciplines studying the ancient world have widened their horizons, and establishe…

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Wittke, Anne-Maria, Olshausen, Eckart and Szydlak, Richard, “Preface”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, English edition by Christine Salazar (2010). Original German-language edition: Historischer Atlas der antiken Welt. Herausgegeben von Anne-Maria Wittke,Eckhart Olshausen und Richard Szydlak. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 3. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 20 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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