For example, the antipode of the point in China at For if there were any solid body in equipoise at the centre of the universe, there would be nothing to draw it to this extreme rather than to that, for they are all perfectly similar; and if a person were to go round the world in a circle, he would often, when standing at the antipodes of his former position, speak of the same point as above and below; for, as I was saying just now, to speak of the whole which is in the form of a globe as having one part above and another below is not like a sensible man.
The term is taken up by Aristotle (De caelo 308a.20), Strabo, Plutarch and Diogenes Laertius, and was adopted into Latin as antipodes.
This map shows the antipode of each point on the Earth's surface—the points where the blue and yellow overlap are land antipodes—most land has its antipodes in the ocean.
In this sense, Antipodes first entered English in 1398 in a translation of the 13th century De Proprietatibus Rerum by Bartholomeus Anglicus, translated by John of Trevisa:(In Modern English: Yonder in Ethiopia are the Antipodes, men that have their feet against our feet.)Pomponius Mela, the first Roman geographer, asserted that the earth had two habitable zones, a North and South one, but that it would be impossible to get into contact with each other because of the unbearable heat at the equator.For the journal’s most up-to-date submission guidelines, please visit the website of our publisher, Wayne State University Press.Individuals and institutions wishing to subscribe to has published special issues on topics including Pedagogy Down Under (28.1), Australia and the 1960s (27.1), Transnational Antipodeanism (25.2), Asian–Australian Connections (25.1), Latin American–Australian Connections (24.2), Fear in Australian Literature and Film (23.1), Brian Kiernan (22.1), Robert Ross (19.2), and Australian Film (13.2).The yellow areas can be considered to be opposite reflections of the blue areas but on the inner "surface" of the globe of the Earth to each other and are connected by a straight line running through the centre of the Earth.Such points are as far away from each other as possible, a great-circle distance of 10,800 nautical miles (20,000 km).
The Latin word changed its sense from the original "under the feet, opposite side" to "those with the feet opposite", i.e.