Pomponius Mela

Pomponius Mela (pŏmpōˈnēəs mēˈlə) [key], fl. c.A.D. 50, Roman geographer, b. Spain. His De situ orbis, a description of the then known world, was published in Latin in 1471 and translated into English by Arthur Golding as The Cosmographer (1585).

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