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Pytheas, of Massalia

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Personal name headingPytheas, of Massalia
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Variant(s)Pitea, di Massalia
Pythéas, de Marseille
Birth date-0349~
Death date-0284~
Place of birthMarseille (France)
Field of activityDiscoveries in geography Astronomy, Ancient
Profession or occupationExplorers Geographers Astronomers
Found inFrye, J. North to Thule, 1985: CIP title page (Pytheas of Massalia)
LC data base, 11-23-84 (hdg.: Pytheas, of Massalia)
Megalē Hellēnikē enkykl. (Pytheas)
Le pays de Thulé, 1874: page 3 (Pythéas, de Marseille)
Il viaggio di Pitea sull'oceano, 2002: page 13 (Pitea di Massalia)
Collier's encyclopedia, 1994 (hdg.: Pytheas; b. 380 B.C. at Massilia (Marseille) Grecian astronomer and explorer known to have computed the latitude of Marseille almost exactly; wrote two books, "Concerning the ocean," and "Description of the earth" which were destroyed by the fire at the library at Alexandria in 47 B.C.)
Wikipedia, viewed November 1, 2016 (Pytheas; Pytheas of Massalia; fl. 4th century BC; Greek geographer and explorer from the Greek colony of Massalia; he made a voyage of exploration to northwestern Europe in about 325 BC but his description of it, widely known in antiquity, has not survived; in this voyage he circumnavigated and visited a considerable part of Great Britain; he is the first person on record to describe the Midnight Sun; he is the first known scientific visitor and reporter of the Arctic, polar ice and the Germanic tribes; he introduced the idea of distant Thule to the geographic imnagination and his account of the tides is the earliest known to suggest the moon as their cause; he may have reached Iceland; born approximately 350 BC; died approximately 285 BC)