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2020Syd2020

Senior Member
Google Maps Revision One

Anaximander sketched his continents on the
word of Phoenician sailors, travellers plotting
where they’d been and the route back. To them
the world imagined as a disc had Greece in the centre,
all seas
led in the same direction. Before them
maps where carved on Tusks of Mammoths, trade routes
directions on where to cross the river. The world
no bigger than the land of your neighbour.
For me, my iPhone the subconscious cartographer,
plots my paths, measures the distance of my journey
in my hand I can trace the topography of an area,
track ascents and descents, a wayfarer that need
not leave the room. Like the world of Anaximander
flat in my palm.







Google Maps

The Ancient Greeks thought the world a disc,
Anaximander sketched his continents on the
word of Phoenician sailors, travellers plotting
where they’d been and the route back. To them
the world had Greece in the centre, all seas
led in the same direction. Before them
maps where carved on Tusks of Mammoths, trade routes
directions on where to cross the river. The world
no bigger than the land of your neighbour.
For me, my iPhone the subconscious cartographer,
plots my paths, measures the distance of my journey
in my hand I can trace the topography of an area,
track ascents and descents, a wayfarer that need
not leave the room. Like the world of Anaximander
flat in my palm.
 
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Bloggsworth

WF Veterans
No they didn't, Eratothenes (I think), calculated the circumference of the world to within 28 miles in about 200BC, not possible if you believe the world to be a flat disc - Sorry to be a pedant.
 

2020Syd2020

Senior Member
Thank you for taking the time to comment. I think I may be guilty of a little generalisation and I’ll work towards reworking the piece to avoid that, I think maybe a little poetic licence went into this piece, it was never meant to be read as a Thesis on Cartography.

Again thanks for the comments

Syd
 
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