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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 willing visitor who observed a wide a part of Italy, quite a few close to jap areas together with the Black Sea, numerous components of Asia Minor, Egypt so far as Ethiopia, and components 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 crucial 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 good mathematical geographer Eratosthenes, yet provides common descriptions of separate international locations together with actual, political, and old info. A sequel to his old memoirs, Geography is deliberate it seems that for public servants instead of students—hence the bills of actual positive factors and of ordinary items. at the mathematical aspect it truly is a useful resource of knowledge approximately Eratosthenes, Hipparchus, and Posidonius.

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