Estrategias para navegarde Plinio a Isidoro de Sevilla

  1. González Marrero, José Antonio
  2. Medina Hernández, Carlos
Lingüística y Literatura

ISSN: 0120-5587

Year of publication: 2012

Issue: 62

Pages: 255-271

Type: Article

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the aim of this paper is to examine the practice of navigation from the Roman period to the beginning of the Middle Ages by means of Latin texts. The systems and techniques introduced with the passing of time reveal the contact, which took place between Rome and the rest of the villages in the Mediterranean Basin since the first century AD. The written texts throughout these centuries show a first rudimentary and coasting navigation that gradually evolves into a crossing on the high seas. The Middle Ages provide scientific rigour to the techniques utilized in previous centuries giving way to an astronomical navigation that uses the stars to find one´s way and predict the weather.