The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek
Archaeologist Cunliffe presents a proposal of Pytheas’s journey, around 330 B.C., from Massalia to the British Isles and the Eastern coasts of the North Sea. Pytheas’ own reports of his voyage have not survived, and Cunliffe has written a fascinating account as Pytheas likely experienced it. This is more than a report of Pytheas’s voyage, however: Cunliffe provides a wealth of information on tin, amber, Iron Age settlements in Britain, and ancient mathematics, to name but a few topics. This slim volume was a delight to read.