Strabo (ca. sixty four BCE to ca. 25 CE), an Asiatic Greek of Amasia in Pontus, studied at Nysa and after forty four BCE at Rome. He turned a willing traveler who observed a wide a part of Italy, numerous close to jap areas together with the Black Sea, numerous elements of Asia Minor, Egypt so far as Ethiopia, and elements of Greece. He used to be many years in Alexandria the place he without doubt studied arithmetic, astronomy, and history.
Strabo's old paintings is misplaced, yet his most crucial Geography in seventeen books has survived. After introductory books, numbers three and four care for Spain and Gaul, five and six with Italy and Sicily, 7 with north and east Europe, 8–10 with Greek lands, 11–14 with the most areas of Asia and with Asia Minor, 15 with India and Iran, sixteen with Assyria, Babylonia, Syria, and Arabia, 17 with Egypt and Africa. In define he follows the nice mathematical geographer Eratosthenes, yet provides common descriptions of separate international locations together with actual, political, and ancient info. A sequel to his historic memoirs, Geography is deliberate it appears for public servants instead of students—hence the debts of actual positive factors and of traditional items. at the mathematical facet it really is a useful resource of knowledge approximately Eratosthenes, Hipparchus, and Posidonius.
The Loeb Classical Library variation of Strabo is in 8 volumes.
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