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periplus

(ˈpɛrɪplʌs)
n
1. (Nautical Terms) a descriptive account of a voyage, esp of a circumnavigation
2. (Nautical Terms) a circumnavigation or other voyage, esp on an epic scale
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With favoring winds it is wafted past the site of the fabulous islands of Atlantis and the Hesperides, makes the periplus of Hanno, and, floating by Ternate and Tidore and the mouth of the Persian Gulf, melts in the tropic gales of the Indian seas, and is landed in ports of which Alexander only heard the names.
5) The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea: Travel and trade in the Indian Ocean by a merchant of the first century, http://www.
Their interactions are well documented in the Periplus of Erythrean Sea which is said to be the earliest known document recounting the prehistory of East African coast.
Spirit of wood: The Art of Malay Woodcarving" Singapura: Periplus (2003)
In recent decades, publishers with regional and global distribution networks like Periplus Editions have churned out plenty of Asian-themed works ranging from cookbooks to interior design to martial arts to literary translations, in order to cater to growing demand in the region and the world.
The Periplus has sagalinon which is from the Indie for teak; see Casson 1982; 1989: 258.
Early Mapping of Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, Periplus, 1999.
Further evidence for the extraordinary early contact with Africa is found in the 1st century AD Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, which is one of the few ancient Greek sources on the Red Sea, Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf.
35) The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, written by a Greek merchant during the first century CE, (36) describes a busy maritime world of coastal and oceanic trade between small and large ports in north-east and eastern Africa as far down as Rhapta (a port on the Rufiji River delta in present-day Tanzania, near Kilwa), Arabia, Gujarat and peninsular India, and island South-east Asia, in which African traders from present-day Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan and Somalia were actively involved.
Bartleby, the Archetypal Man, sets forth on his sublunary periplus, clad in the appearance of a "poor," "pallid" copyist; he willingly submits himself to the limiting conditions of the space he visits.
This is where you stock up on holiday reading at Periplus, Indonesia's largest provider of English books, and groceries shopping at Casa Gourmet and Bali Deli, a favourite with expats.
Generic complexity: Foucault 1984, 243-61; Goldhill (1995, 102-9) places the dialogue in relation to the periplus and ancient Greek novel; Mossman (2007) discusses comic and tragic allusions.