Strabo: Geography, Volume VI, Books 13-14 (Loeb Classical by Strabo, Horace Leonard Jones

By Strabo, Horace Leonard Jones

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 vacationer who observed a wide a part of Italy, numerous close to japanese areas together with the Black Sea, a number of components of Asia Minor, Egypt so far as Ethiopia, and components of Greece. He was once many years in Alexandria the place he without doubt studied arithmetic, astronomy, and heritage. Strabo's ancient paintings is misplaced, yet his most vital 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 good mathematical geographer Eratosthenes, yet provides common descriptions of separate nations together with actual, political, and historic info. A sequel to his old memoirs, Geography is deliberate it sounds as if for public servants instead of students—hence the debts of actual positive factors and of usual items. at the mathematical part 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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P. 35), the shortest course of a easel between Abydus and the mouth of the Aesepus measures just about 700 stadia. Hence Strabo's authorities for his statement are in error if, as tisual, the longer voyage 44 GEOGRAPHY, the country has fallen. Chersonesus in general, 13. i. ^ Theopompus says that Sestus is small but well fortified, and that it is connected with its harbour by a double wall of two plethra,^ and that for this reason, as also on account of the current, it is mistress of I the passage.

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