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The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek: The Man Who Discovered Britain

Biography / MemoirOut of Print

By: Barry Cunliffe

184 pages, Maps

Penguin Books

Paperback | Oct 2004 | #134371 | ISBN: 0140297847
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Some 2,300 years ago a Greek adventurer named Pytheas set out on an astonishing expedition to find out what lay in the fabled lands of Northern Europe. Here Barry Cunliffe re-creates his staggering journey as he sailed to the islands of Britannia, and beyond, all the way to Ultima Thule, the mysterious Arctic limits of the known world ...


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