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Loeb Classical Library #196: Geography: Volume IV. Books 8-9

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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 8 and 9 deal with Greek lands.

Table of Contents

List Of The Books Of The Geography Of Strabo

Book Viii

Book Ix

A Partial Dictionary Of Proper Names

Maps

Macedonia, Epeirus, Thessalia

Hellas Peloponnesus

Elis; Megaris, Attica, BŒOtia, Corinthia

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674992160
Author:
Strabo
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Translator:
Jones, Horace L.
Author:
Jones, Horace Leonard
Author:
Jones, Horace L.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
Subject:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Series:
Loeb Classical Library
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
January 1927
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
3 maps, index
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 12 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.
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