The Tabula Peutingeriana
Philipp Köhner &
Monika Schuol

, par Jean-Michel Colas

Vendredi 5 février 2021, 16h-19h
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Conférence dans le cadre du séminaire « (D)Écrire le monde : Science et Littérature des Anciens aux Modernes »

- Philipp Köhner, M.A.

Research assistant at the Chair of Ancient History at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (since August 2019). Field of study : Classical Philology and History (2012-2019), Master’s thesis in Ancient History (2020) on “North Africa on the Tabula Peutingeriana”. 

Presentation of the DFG funded Project« Commentary on the Tabula Peutingeriana »

- Prof. Monika Schuol

Researcher at the Chair of Ancient History at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (since October 2017). My research interests comprise all ages of the antiquity and particularly the cultural exchange between Orient and Occident with a focus on its transformation processes. PhD-thesis : “Die Charakene. Ein mesopotamisches Koenigreich in hellenistisch-parthischer Zeit” (2000), Habilitation : “Augustus und die Juden. Der Umgang mit einer Minderheit im Spiegel rechtsgeschichtlicher Entwicklungen am Beispiel Kleinasiens” (2005).

The Geography of Ancient Iran

The representation of the eastern segments offers a lot of irritating geographic informations : For instance, Ekbatana seems placed on the shore of the Persian Gulf and some roads in eastern Mesopotamia are ending in the nowhere. A special eye-catcher in the eastern part of the oikumene is the depiction of a giant hydrographic net connecting (contrary to the geographic reality) the Indian subcontinent with the Euphrates-Tigris-region.

Focusing on the large geographic areas between Mesopotamia and India an attempt will be made to assign these modifications to different chronological phases in the long copying process. I will also raise the question as to whether and to what degree the representation of the geography of ancient Iran in the Taula Peutingeriana is part of a larger medieval cartographic tradition.

Responsables : Mandana Covindassamy, Anca Dan & George Tolias