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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 grew to become a willing traveler who observed a wide a part of Italy, a variety of close to jap areas together with the Black Sea, a number of elements of Asia Minor, Egypt so far as Ethiopia, and elements of Greece. He was once many years in Alexandria the place he without doubt studied arithmetic, astronomy, and heritage. Strabo's historic 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 nice mathematical geographer Eratosthenes, yet provides common 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 debts of actual gains and of ordinary items. at the mathematical aspect it truly is a useful resource of knowledge approximately Eratosthenes, Hipparchus, and Posidonius. The Loeb Classical Library version of Strabo is in 8 volumes.

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