In his article published in 2011, M. Bukharin challenges the consensus on the interpretation of a passage from the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, in which Ptolemais of the Hunts is given its location with reference to a place called τὸ πέρας τῆς ἀνακομιδῆς. The confrontation with a papyrus dating from the first century AD, whose author mentions the great difficulty he had in entering the lagoon of Berenikê due to the prevalence of headwinds, contains the name ἀνακομιδή. This papyrus therefore invalidates M. Bukharin’s interpretation, supports the previously established interpretation, as well as indicating that τὸ πέρας τῆς ἀνακομιδῆς is likely an expression used by merchants and journeymen who plied their trades in the Erythraean Sea.
- Ptolemais Thêrôn
- Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
- Lagoon of Berenikê
- Erythraean Sea Professionals