Cape Comorin (Kanyakumari) in Greek Texts

Klaus Karttunen Klaus.Karttunen at HELSINKI.FI
Thu Jun 24 09:21:09 UTC 1999

Dear Colleagues

Sujatha Stephens asked about Kanya Kumari in Greek sources. The southern
tip of India in mentioned in the Periplus maris Erythraei 58f. as Komarei
and in the Geography of Ptolemy 7, 1, 9 as Komaria, which is explained by
Ptolemy to be both town and cape.



Klaus Karttunen
Institute for Asian and African Studies
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