Greek explorer Pytheas made a pioneering voyage of discovery to Northern Europe in 325 BC, where he explored much of Britain and become the first man to record a visit to the Arctic Circle. His reception when he got home was unfavorable however, why was this?

Answer: Most Greeks considered his discoveries to be too extravagant, and considered Pytheas at best a falsifier and at worse a madman. He was subsequently dubbed ‘Pytheas the Liar’.

Source: Abysmal – A Critique of Cartographic Reason by Gunnar Olsson

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