To assist the reader who wishes to rapidly locate a particular place, an index of all sites that appear in the text can be found in the final pages of the volume, along with a series of Reference Maps. Readers can quickly locate all sites shown on the Reference Maps by their listing in the Reference Map Directory, which identifies by number the reference map on which it can be found and the site’s coordinates on that map. Sites mentioned only once in the text are included in the directory but they are often not shown on the Reference Maps for reasons of clarity and lack of space. Instead, the reader will be referred to a text map on which they appear.
Except for the Landmark Thucydides, which was published in 1997, the authority for all the maps in the series is the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World (Richard J. Talbert, ed., Princeton University Press, 2000) [go to site]. Readers who would seek larger, more accurate, and more detailed maps of any regions depicted in the Landmark editions of Herodotus’ Histories, Xenophon’s Hellenika, or Arrian’s Campaigns of Alexander, should seek them in the Barrington Atlas. All labels that appear on the maps of those volumes are spelled exactly as they appear in the atlas, so that no one seeking to find Cyme or Chalcidice in one volume will be confronted by Kyme or Khalkidike in the index of the other. Since the Barrington Atlas covers both the Greek and Roman periods, it employs an orthographic system in which place-names are transliterated into either Greek or Latin, and this apparently inconsistent set of transliterations is carried over into the maps of the Landmark volumes. Some people may be bothered by this seemingly arbitrary bilingual labeling but I don’t believe the general reader will be disturbed. For questions about map label orthography, consult Professor Talbert’s discussion of ancient names presented in the Introduction to the Barrington Atlas. [Next page]