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  Scylax of Caryanda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In about 515 BC Scylax was sent by the Persian king Darius I of Persia to explore the course of the Indus River.
Scylax and his companions sailed down the river to the east and the rising of the sun, till they reached the sea.
Scylax is mentioned by Strabo as an "ancient writer".
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 Scylax of Caryanda
Scylax of Caryanda: Carian sailor in Persian service, made a reconnaissance expedition along the shores of the Indian Ocean (c.515 BCE).
Scylax is known from a passage in the Histories of the Greek researcher Herodotus of Halicarnassus.
Scylax' voyage led him along the Indus, along the shores of the Indian ocean and those of the Persian gulf.
www.livius.org /sao-sd/scylax/scylax.htm   (447 words)

  
 SCYLAX OF CARYANDA (in Caria) - Online Information article about SCYLAX OF CARYANDA (in Caria)
Polybius, and is presumably identical with Scylax of See also:
Neither of these, however, can be the author of the Periplus of the Mediterranean, which has come down to us under the name of Scylax of Caryanda.
Muller in Geographici Graeci minores, i., where the subject is fully discussed; see also G. Unger, Philologus, xxxiii.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /SAR_SCY/SCYLAX_OF_CARYANDA_in_Caria_.html   (375 words)

  
 Newsletter: Gulets and Blue Voyages from Zephyria Yachting
Scylax of Caryanda was a Carian sailor born in today's village of Gölköy on the northern face of the Bodrum peninsula.
It is not completely clear whether the Caryanda of antiquity refers to the lake associated with the town, or whether it was the name of the small island in the bay.
Scylax is thought to be the author of the first Periplus of Navigation written in the fourth century BC, and some sources even credit him as establishing a path from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean, thus developing the initial groundwork for the future Suez Canal.
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 SCYLAX OF CARYANDA - LoveToKnow Article on SCYLAX OF CARYANDA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Scylax wrote an account of his explorations, referred to by Aristotle (Politics, vii.
Suidas (s.v.), who mentions the second work, confounds the older Scylax with a much later author, who wrote a refutation of the history of Polybius, and is presumably identical with Scylax of Halicarnassus, a statesman and astrologer, the friend of Panaetius spoken of by Cicero (Dc div.
This work is little more than a sailors handbook of places and distances all round the coast of the Mediterranean and its branches, and then along the outer Libyan coast as far as the Carthaginians traded.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SC/SCYLAX_OF_CARYANDA.htm   (308 words)

  
 About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In 510 BC Scylax of Caryanda a Greek in the Persian Navy, was one of the first to record his travels along the coastlines of India and Egypt.
Following the coastline closely, Scylax explored the Gulf of Oman and the south-eastern end of the Arabian Peninsula.
Scylax's 30-month journey took him all the way around modern-day Saudi Arabia, through the Nile canal and into the Mediterranean Sea.
www.scylax.co.uk /ourhistory.php   (245 words)

  
 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 758 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It is probable, how­ever, that the author, whoever he was, may not have borne the name of Scylax himself, but prefixed to his work that of Scylax of Caryanda, on account of the celebrity of the navigator in the time of Dareius Hystaspis.
The Periplus of Scylax was first published by Hoeschel, with other minor Greek geographers, Augsburg, 1600, 8vo.
SCYLAX (2«:uAa£), an engraver of precious Btones, whose time is unknown, but from whose hand we still possess some beautiful gems.
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 Scylax of Caryanda -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Scylax of Caryanda -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
Scylax Of Caryanda, (additional info and facts about Carian) Carian (Someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)) explorer.
See (The ancient Greek known as the father of history; his accounts of the wars between the Greeks and Persians are the first known examples of historical writing (425-485 BC)) Herodotus 4.44
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sc/scylax_of_caryanda.htm   (117 words)

  
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There were few opportunities for serious scientific observation and reporting, and even first-hand accounts could be contaminated by excessive emphasis on the paradoxical and marvellous.
The Persian king Darius I sent Scylax of Caryanda to the far east for 30 months, the first Greek to visit India (Hdt.
For R., Scylax was consciously writing for a Greek audience, within an already established literary genre.
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 Ancient Persia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Coinage, weights, and measures were standardized and land and sea routes developed.
An expedition led by Scylax of Caryanda sailed down the Indus River and explored the sea route from its mouth to Egypt, and a canal from the Nile River to the Red Sea, probably begun by the chief of the Egyptian delta lords, Necho I (7th century BC), was repaired and completed.
While measures were thus taken to unite the diverse peoples of the empire by a uniform administration, Darius followed the example of Cyrus in respecting native religious institutions.
www.ancientpersia.com /ppl/darius02.htm   (423 words)

  
 Explorers - S - EnchantedLearning.com
His expedition was the second to reach the South Pole (1910-1912); Roald Amundsen led the first.
Scylax of Caryanda was an ancient Greek explorer who explored the Middle East, including the Indus River, in the 6th century B.C. Scylax's small expedition sailed from the city of Caspatyrus (in Pactyica) toward the sea and explored for 30 months.
Scylax was sent by the Emperor Darius of Persia (now Iran), who wanted the information in order to expand his empire and conquer India.
www.enchantedlearning.com /explorers/indexs.shtml   (1400 words)

  
 Sarmatians
During the centuries after Herodotus, the Sarmatians gradually moved to the west.
A first step is mentioned in a text published under the name of the sixth-century explorer Scylax of Caryanda, but in fact written in the second half of the fourth century.
In the mid-third century, the tribe controled large parts of Scythia, which can be deduced from the spread of the typical Sarmatian tombs.
www.livius.org /sao-sd/sarmatians/sarmatians.html   (863 words)

  
 History of the Punjab - Wikpedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Darius I appointed the Greek Scylax of Caryanda to explore the Indian Ocean from the mouth of the Indus to Suez for commercial expeditions.
Scylax provided an account of his voyage in his book Peripulus.
Hecataeus (500 BCE) and Herodotus (483 BCE - 431 BCE) also wrote about the Indian Satrapy of the Persians.
www.bostoncoop.net /~tpryor/wiki/index.php?title=History_of_the_Punjab   (3844 words)

  
 List of explorers
Robert Falcon Scott, (1868-1912), reached the South Pole less than one month after Amundsen, but died on the return voyage
Scylax of Caryanda - a Greek explorer sent by the king of Persia to sail down the Indus River and around Arabia to Egypt
Ernest Shackleton, (1874-1922), attempted to reach the South Pole and went further south than anyone before him
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 Hist. of Hydrog.
About the year 510 B.C., the Greek historian Scylax of Caryanda explored the route of the Hindus to the Red Sea.
An account of this voyage is given by Aristotle in his ‘Politics’ and has been handed down to us in the PERIPLUS OF SCYLAX OF CARYANDA, said to have been written about 350 B.C. This is perhaps the earliest ancient manuscript documents of the ‘Periploi’ (Pilots and Navigation Guides) known to exist.
The Encyclopedia Britannica (1956 edition) states that ‘this work is little more than a sailor’s handbook of places and distances all around the coast of the Mediterranean.
www.canfoh.org /Intro&Hist/history_of_hydrography.htm   (6336 words)

  
 index_bce_500back
(c.515): Darius sends Scylax of Caryanda to explore the Indus River by sea.
Scylax returns two and a half years later, and records his results in a work now lost.
If it had survived, we'd have a source earlier than Herodotus.
www.columbia.edu /itc/mealac/pritchett/00routes/bce_500back/index_bce_500back.html   (791 words)

  
 Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The first is the circumnavigation, where the course of some voyage made by the writer is described, with references to 1) practical experience (distance from one port to another; river estuaries; hazards; freshwater stations and so on), and 2) to the manners and customs of the peoples met with.
One representative of this genre whom we know of is Scylax from Caryanda.
He described a voyage made towards the end of the
idcs0100.lib.iup.edu /AncGreece/culture4.htm   (976 words)

  
 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Thales used geometry to estimate distance of a ship from shore.
510 BCE: first documented sailing directions (pilot book Periplous of Scylax of Caryanda).
And the only aids he possesseth are his memory, helped by a pilot book, and a sounding lead or staff.
jimthompson.net /boating/CelestialNav/CelestNotes/CelestNavHistory.htm   (4062 words)

  
 Roots of Indian Civilization: Dawn of Bronze Age   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
According to Herodotus, the Persian king Darius (522-486 BC) ordered the Ionian admiral Scylax of Caryanda to make a voyage from India to Egypt, a journey said to have lasted three months.
Scylax set sail from 'the city of Caspatyrus in the Paktyan country,' a site which cannot be securely identified but which, according to another passage in Herodotus, is to be placed in northern India near Bactria.
According to R. Carpenter, the description in Herodotus '...best suits the borderland between modern Pakistan and Afghanistan.' Here, then, is another voyage down the Indus river and then west across the Arabian Sea.
www.hindunet.org /saraswati/roots.htm   (13884 words)

  
 Persian Wars Timeline
Darius tries to apply the laws of the Medes and Persians to his whole empire while at the same time preserving the conquered people's structures (pharaohs in Egypt, Babylonian Kings, but at the same time Persian satrapies).
Exploration (Scylax of Caryanda went down Indus and showed up 2.5 years later in the Red Sea: Hdt.
Aramaic language became lingua franca of Eastern Mediterranean.
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 Brink-Day-Johnston-Fletcher - Person Page 155
Coinage, weights, and measures were standardized and land andsea routes developed.
An expedition led by Scylax of Caryanda sailed downthe Indus River and explored the sea route from its mouth to Egypt, and acanal from the Nile River to the Red Sea, probably begun by the chief ofthe Egyptian delta lords, Necho I (7th century BC), was repaired andcompleted.
While measures were thus taken to unite the diverse peoples of the empireby a uniform administration, Darius followed the example of Cyrus inrespecting native religious institutions.
www.brinkfamily.net /tree/p155.htm   (7868 words)

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