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The Geography of Strabo

Strabo

The Geography of Strabo

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Published by Heinemann in London .
Written in English


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Statementtranslated by Horace Leonard Jones. Vol 2.
The Physical Object
Pagination480p. ;
Number of Pages480
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15524224M

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Strabo is in eight volumes. Strabo's life was characterized by extensive travels. The two are combined in this The Geography of Strabo book, which makes a "circuit of the earth" detailing the physical and political features. Strabo's History is nearly completely lost. His first teacher was the master of rhetoric Aristodemus, a former tutor of the sons of Pompey —48 bce in Nysa now Sultanhisar in Turkey on the Maeander now Menderes River. There are even two out of the three which are ranked among the seven wonders of the world, and nothing is more just: they are no less than a stage of height, their form is quadrangular, and the length of each of their sides is only inferior to their height.

Trying a different Web browser might help. Lipsiae: B. Education[ edit ] Strabo studied under several prominent teachers of various specialties throughout his early life [n 3] at different stops along his Mediterranean travels. Life[ change change source ] A page from Isaac Casaubon's edition of Geographica Strabo was born in a rich family from Pontus [2] which had become part of the Roman Empire a short time before. On the mathematical side it is an invaluable source of information about Eratosthenes, Hipparchus, and Posidonius.

It was in Romewhere he stayed at least until 31 bce, that he wrote his first major work, his book Historical Sketches, published in about 20 bce, of which but a few quotations survive. This dike is nothing more than a bridge intended to connect the continent to the western part of the island. It is an important source of information on the ancient world. Strabo's historical work is lost, but his most important "Geography" in seventeen books has survived. His works In practice, Strabo wrote two series of books. The Geography is the only extant work providing information about both Greek and Roman peoples and countries during the reign of Augustus.


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The Geography of Strabo

The Loeb Classical Library edition of The Geography of Strabo book is in eight volumes. The Historical Sketches covered the history of the known world from bce—that is, from the conquest of Greece by the Romans—to the Battle of Actium 31 bce or to the beginnings of the principate of the Roman emperor Augustus 27 bce.

It is Sostrate of Cnidus who has erected and dedicated it, as a friend of kings, and for the safety of the sailors who sail in these parts, as the inscription on the monument attests. After two introductory books, numbers 3 and 4 deal with Spain and Gaul, 5 and 6 with Italy and Sicily, 7 with north and east Europe, with Greek lands, with the main regions of Asia and with Asia Minor, 15 with India and Iran, 16 with Assyria, Babylonia, Syria, and Arabia, 17 with Egypt and Africa.

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The interest of this character today is The Geography of Strabo book it allows to have a vision of the time of these civilizations and especially of the Greek civilization of which it was derived. His works In practice, Strabo wrote two series of books. Travel throughout the Mediterranean and Near East, especially for scholarly purposes, was popular during this era and was facilitated by the relative peace The Geography of Strabo book throughout the reign of Augustus 27 BC — AD Among these are found pieces which in shape and size resemble lentils.

As such, Geographica provides a valuable source of information on the ancient world, especially when this information is corroborated by other sources. In outline he follows the great mathematical geographer Eratosthenes, but adds general descriptions of separate countries including physical, political, and historical details.

The problem of projecting the sphere on a flat surface is not dealt with at any length, for his work, as he said, was designed not for mathematicians but for statesmen who must know countries, natural resources, and customs. A Court in Germany ordered that access to certain items in the Project Gutenberg collection are blocked from Germany.

It first appeared in Western Europe in Rome as a Latin translation issued around He became a keen traveler who saw a large part of Italy, various near eastern regions including the Black Sea, various parts of Asia Minor, Egypt as far as Ethiopia, and parts of Greece.

Some place its first drafts around 7 AD, others around 18 AD. However, it is not reasonable to accept that the whole country was burned down at a time as a result of such an event rather than as a result of a fire bursting from underground whose source has now died out.

He was a long time in Alexandria where he no doubt studied mathematics, astronomy, and history. These, it is said, are the remnants of the workmen's food converted into stone; which is not probable.

For it, too, is a colossal work, in that it deals with the facts about large things only, and wholes His first chapter of education took place in Nysa modern SultanhisarTurkey under the master of rhetoric Aristodemuswho had formerly taught the sons of the very same Roman general who had taken over Pontus.

On the mathematical side it is an invaluable source of information about Eratosthenes, Hipparchus, and Posidonius.

Geography, Volume I

Heaps of stones from the quarries lie in front of the pyramids. From The Geography of Strabo book description it is clear that by geography Strabo means ancient physical geography and by chorography, political geography.

Nowadays it is in Turkey, it is Amasya. Unlike the Aristotelian Xenarchus and Tyrannion who preceded him in teaching Strabo, Athenodorus was Stoic in mindset, almost certainly the source of Strabo's diversion from the philosophy of his former mentors.Strabo of Amasia, a Greek geographer of the Augusto-Tiberian period, observed the Roman world of his time.

He collected his observations in The Geography of Strabo book magnum opus, the Geography, which he described as a 'Kolossourgia', a colossal statue of a work. According to Wikipedia: "Strabo (64/63 BC &#; c.

AD 24), was a Greek geographer, philosopher and historian. Strabo was born to an affluent family from Amaseia in Pontus (modern Amasya, Turkey), a city that he said was situated the approximate equivalent of 75 km from the Black Sea. Pontus had Brand: Seltzer Books.

In his seventeen-book Geography, Strabo (c. 64 BCE-c. 25 CE) discusses geographical method, stresses the value of geography, and draws attention to the physical. Other articles where Geography is discussed: Strabo: Greek geographer and historian pdf Geography is the only pdf work covering the whole range of peoples and countries known to both Greeks and Romans during the reign of Augustus (27 bce–14 ce).

Its numerous quotations from technical literature, moreover, provide a remarkable account of the state of Greek geographical.Aug 23,  · Strabo probably worked on his Geography and now missing History concurrently, as the Geography contains a considerable amount of historical data. Except for parts of Book 7, it has come down to us complete.This banner text can have markup.

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