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Thule (island)

a Pleiades place resource

Creators: R. Warner, A. Bursche
Contributors: R. Talbert, Brady Kiesling, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, Jeffrey Becker
Copyright © The Contributors. Sharing and remixing permitted under terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (cc-by).
Last modified Jun 08, 2018 07:14 AM History
An island mentioned frequently -- and often metaphorically -- in texts of the Roman period, said by Ptolemy, Strabo, Pliny, and others to lie to the north of Britannia. Some scholars associate it with the island known today as Shetland, but the geographic association even in antiquity (when it was more than just a rhetorical term) varied (see further Todd in New Pauly).

https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/20624

60.3962008, -1.4088929
  • Θούλη (Thoule: Ancient Greek, 30 BC - AD 300)
  • Thule (Latin, 30 BC - AD 300)
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archipelago, island group, island

Barrington Atlas: BAtlas 2 C1 Thule? Inss.

The Barrington Atlas Directory notes: Shetland UKG


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R. Warner, A. Bursche, R. Talbert, Brady Kiesling, Sean Gillies, Tom Elliott, and Jeffrey Becker, 'Thule (island): a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2018 <https://pleiades.stoa.org/places/20624> [accessed: 17 July 2018]

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