Citation with stable link: Philip A. Harland, 'Circumnavigation authors: A guide for reading voyage literature on this site,' Ethnic Relations and Migration in the Ancient World, last modified May 20, 2023, http://philipharland.com/Blog/?p=16061.
This is a guide to reading in chronological order examples of “circumnavigation” or “voyage” (periplous / periplus, or periodos) literature with frequent references to peoples:
- Hanno the Carthaginian, Circumnavigation [of western Africa], fourth century BCE or earlier (link)
- Anonymous (“Pseudo-Skylax”), Circumnavigation [of the entire Mediterranean], fourth century BCE (link)
- Anonymous (“Pseudo-Skymnos”), Circuit around the Earth for Nikomedes, mid-second century BCE (link)
- Anonymous, Circumnavigation of the Erythraian Sea [i.e. Red Sea and Indian Ocean all the way to India], mid-first century CE (link)
- Arrian of Nikomedia, Circumnavigation of the Euxine Sea [i.e. the Black Sea], ca. 131-132 CE (link)
- Avienus, Sea Coast [of Iberia / Spain], mid-fourth century CE (link)