Measuring and Mapping Space: Geographic Knowledge in Greco-Roman Antiquity


Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at NYU

Measuring and Mapping Space will explore the ways in which ancient Greek and Roman societies understood, perceived, and visualized both the known and the unknown areas of their world. It brings together more than forty objects, combining ancient artifacts with Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts and printed books that draw upon ancient geographic treatises. Together, they provide a fascinating overview of Greco-Roman theories of the shape and size of the Earth, ancient methods of surveying and measuring land, and the ways in which geography was used in Roman political propaganda. A specially designed multimedia display examines the increasing importance of modern technologies in mapping the ancient world.

Beginning at 11am on Friday, October 4, the exhibition will be open from 11am - 6pm Tuesdays through Sundays. Late hours on Fridays until 8pm. Closed Mondays.

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