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 grew to become a prepared traveler who observed a wide a part of Italy, quite a few close to jap areas together with the Black Sea, quite a few elements of Asia Minor, Egypt so far as Ethiopia, and elements of Greece. He was once many years in Alexandria the place he doubtless studied arithmetic, astronomy, and history.
Strabo's old paintings is misplaced, yet his most vital Geography in seventeen books has survived. After introductory books, numbers three and four take care of 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 basic descriptions of separate nations together with actual, political, and old information. A sequel to his old memoirs, Geography is deliberate it sounds as if for public servants instead of students—hence the money owed of actual positive aspects and of usual items. at the mathematical facet it's 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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