iOS Map-oholics: Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World

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Denise | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jun 3 2014 5:31 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrington_Atlas_of_the_Greek_and_Roman_World 

http://www.amazon.com/Barrington-Atlas-Greek-Roman-World/dp/069103169X 

I ran into this in the app store.  It sat in my wish list, since $20 just seemed WAY too much for a $400 atlas (well, gee, I'm a Logosian used to paying CP prices).

But after reading http://community.logos.com/forums/t/85434.aspx I went ahead and blew my next 2 hours allowance.

Wow, what a deal!  The wiki article lays out the contents.  One I quickly saw was a map of dioces (sp?), etc. I haven't tried Palestine yet, though Switzerland seems to be a real winner (per the Amazon review).

I'd put this in the Suggestion forum, especially for the Noet/Logos5 combo, but I'm not sure Princeton would go for it.  But it sure would be a nice fit in Noet.

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 3 2014 5:45 PM

OK, I've used it now for almost 2 minutes, so now I'm an expert.

- Index is nice since it scans for partial strings in the locations (e.g. reth will bring up Nazareth)

- Only crashed it twice; I probably ran around the cosmos way too fast ... mercurial.

- Depth in Palestine is about 1 map (in 2 parts) essentially from the 1st century

- I really liked the topos and roads (recognizing the roads are touch and go). This is the first I've seen where the main entry to Nazareth was from the northwest (as you'd expect).

EDIT (minutes later):

- A few of the gazateer entries (locations) land in western Turkey (apparently the default error location)

- The Ephasus maps show the location of land subsidence by period (if you've been there, you didn't see the ocean)

- Already has been handy while reading my Logos Midianite pottery book (yes, Logos DOES have such and quite good)

- And major bonus: I'd always wondered just how the Ethiopian eunuch got his chariot back to Ethiopia (no Holiday Inns, you know and where did his horses eat?)

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Charlene | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 3 2014 6:27 PM

Hi Denise,

Where was this for $20?

Charlene

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 3 2014 6:34 PM

I hope I didn't confuse by only putting iOS (I was trying not to advertise).

It's in the itunes.apple.com site (iPad; I didn't try iPhone). Basically about 400 megabytes, so not too bad.

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Charlene | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 3 2014 6:45 PM

Thanks...since I don't have an IPad, that is why the "IOS" went over my head! Smile It's a shame it's only for the IPad, as I have wanted this book!

Charlene

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 3 2014 7:04 PM

Since it's a fairly recent app and very 'Kindle' looking, I'd assume it might show up on the Google platform too.

Surprisingly, the only reason I have my iPad is geological mapping.  I wrote to the maker of Mancos and pleaded with him. But he wouldn't budge. So I bought the cellular iPad just for Mancos.  

I'm not sure I'd buy an iPad for Barrington!  But it's worth several hours of browsing. I didn't know there were two walls in England with communities further north(I guess maybe Heathrow airport might have shown both).

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DHG | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jun 3 2014 7:10 PM
Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World by Princeton University Press
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/barrington-atlas-greek-roman/id767575157?mt=8
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fgh | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 4 2014 6:47 AM

Nice. Now I just need an iPad...

Denise:
- Depth in Palestine is about 1 map (in 2 parts) essentially from the 1st century

That's a real shame.

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