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East Adriatic in Pseudo-Aristotle's De Mirabilibus Auscultationibus
David Štrmelj University of Zadar


Volume 3, Issue 2

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The aim of this article was to gather and evaluate all data concerning the East Adriatic coast from Pseudo-Aristotle's De Mirabilibus Auscultationibus, and to find out, if possible, which sources the author of this work had used concerning the scoped territory. In De Mirabilibus the following areas are mentioned: the island of Palagruža (§ 79), upper Adriatic with Kvarner bay (§ 81, 105), south Velebit area (§ 104), and southern Illyria (§ 22, 128, 138). Pseudo-Aristotle rarely quotes his sources, but by comparison of his data with those from other ancient literally works, we can conclude that one of his main sources for East Adriatic was Theopompus of Chios.
Subjects:Ancient Greek Literature, Philosophy