The Origin and Boundaries of Europe from the Ancient to Modern Worlds


“Europa on the bull” – Paestum red-figure chalice krater, signed by Assteas (about 370-360 BC) / Photo by Carol Raso, Museum of Sannio, Wikimedia Commons

The name “Europe” comes from ancient Greece and was derived from Europa, the mythological princess of Crete.


By Witold Fraczek
Analyst
ESRI



Originally published by ESRI, republished with permission for educational, non-commercial purposes.

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