Dionysius Periegetes in Wikipedia

Dionysius Periegetes (literally, Dionysius of The Voyager or Traveller) was the author of a description of the habitable world in Greek hexameter verse written in a terse and elegant style. His lifedates, and indeed his origins, are not known, but he is believed to have been from Alexandria and to have flourished around the time of Hadrian, though some put him as late as the end of the 3rd century. The work enjoyed a high degree of popularity in ancient times as a schoolbook. It was translated into Latin by Rufus Festus Avienus, and by the grammarian Priscian. The commentary of Eustathius of Thessalonica is valuable. The best editions are by Gottfried Bernhardy (1828) and Carl M├╝ller (1861) in their Geographici Graeci minores. See also EH Bunbury (Ancient Geography, Vol. 2, p. 480), who regards the author as flourishing from the reign of Nero to that of Trajan, and Ulrich Bernays in his Studien zu Dionysius Periegetes (1905). There are two old English translations: Thomas Twyne (1572, black letter), J Free (1789, blank verse).

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