Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Parthian Stations by Isidore of Charax: an account of the overland trade route between the Levant and India in the 1st century

Philadelphia: Published by the Commercial Museum, 1914. Softcover. Sm. quarto. 46,4]pp. Original printed wraps. Fascinating account of the overland trade route between the Levant and India in the first century BC. The Greek text with a translation and commentary by Wilfred H. Schoff. Isidore of Charax was a little known Greco-Roman geographer living in the first centuries BC and AD. Parthian Stations is considered by some, e.g. Althenaeus, a Greek rhetorician and grammarian flourishing at the beginning of the 3rd century AD, to be a summary of a larger work (A Journey Around Parthia). Includes few references of an unknown work by Isidore, two maps indicating the Parthian stations and the modern railway routes in Asia Minor, and b/w photographic reproductions of coins as well as two street scenes. Provides specific detailed descriptions of the geography and the towns along the trade route. Contains list of Board of Trustees of the Philadelphia Museum and one page with publications of the Commercial Museum Philadelphia at rear. Some age wear, light sunning and creasing of wraps. Two tiny closed tears on bottom edge of front wrapper. Bottom corner bumped affecting pages slightly. Wraps in overall good, interior in very good condition. g. Item #26390

Price: $175.00

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