Troad in wikimapia

a view from above:
It is a point of view rather common nowadays. Ancient authors could not see it. Maps were made by mathematical abstraction. Nevertheless some texts describe landscapes from this point of view. First of all passages is maybe (Il. 13. 1-14). Both gods, Zeus and Poseidon, are looking down to earth from far above. This is not at all surprising for Greek gods, but it is more puzzling to think about how the Homeric narrator got this information.




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