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Loeb Classical Library #050: Geography: Volume II. Books 3-5

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Strabo (ca. 64 BCE to ca. 25 CE), an Asiatic Greek of Amasia in Pontus, studied at Nysa and after 44 BCE at Rome. He became a keen traveller 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. He was a long time in Alexandria where he no doubt studied mathematics, astronomy, and history.

Strabo's historical work is lost, but his most important Geography in seventeen books has survived. 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, 8–10 with Greek lands, 11–14 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. In outline he follows the great mathematical geographer Eratosthenes, but adds general descriptions of separate countries including physical, political, and historical details. A sequel to his historical memoirs, Geography is planned apparently for public servants rather than students—hence the accounts of physical features and of natural products. On the mathematical side it is an invaluable source of information about Eratosthenes, Hipparchus, and Posidonius.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Strabo is in eight volumes.

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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, political, and historical details of separate countries. Geography is a vital source for ancient geography and informative about ancient geographers.

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Books numbers 3 and 4 deal with Spain and Gaul, 5 with Italy and Sicily.

Table of Contents

List Of Strabo's Works

Geography

Book III

Book IV

Book V

Dictionary Of Proper Names

Maps

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674990562
Translator:
Jones, Horace L.
Author:
Jones, Horace L.
Author:
Strabo
Author:
Jones, Horace Leonard
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Geography, ancient
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geography
Subject:
World History-Ancient History
Subject:
HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
Subject:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
2
Publication Date:
January 1923
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 maps, index
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
6 x 4 x 1 in 11 oz

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"Synopsis" by , 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, political, and historical details of separate countries. Geography is a vital source for ancient geography and informative about ancient geographers.
"Synopsis" by , Books numbers 3 and 4 deal with Spain and Gaul, 5 with Italy and Sicily.
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