periplus

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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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For, a century and a half earlier, in 1837, the New York newspaper Colored American included an editorial vehemently arguing that blacks could aspire to the achievements of the ancient Egyptians and Carthaginians, to the literary skill demonstrated in Hanno's Periplous, and to the brilliance of Terence's drama.
Whitehead 1987, although I cannot accept his conclusion that the periplous was the tactic employed by the Athenian vessel that turned around a stationary merchantman in order to ram a trireme in pursuit (Thuc.
But he is called a braggart by the sophist Aelius Aristides and his Periplous nothing but an 'account for Alkinous' (Aristid.