+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
$7.95 Delivery per order to Australia and New Zealand
100% Australian owned
Over a hundred thousand in-stock titles ready to ship
Geography : v. 8 - Strabo

Geography

v. 8

By: Strabo, H.L. Jones (Translator)

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1989
ISBN: 9780674992955
Number Of Pages: 528

Share This Book:

Hardcover

RRP $63.00
$51.95
18%
OFF
Ships in 7 to 10 business days

Earn 104 Qantas Points
on this Book

Strabo (ca. 64 BCE to ca. 25 CE), an Asiatic Greek of Amasia in Pontus, studied at Nysa and after 44 BCE at Rome. He became a keen traveller who saw a large part of Italy, various near eastern regions including the Black Sea, various parts of Asia Minor, Egypt as far as Ethiopia, and parts of Greece. He was a long time in Alexandria where he no doubt studied mathematics, astronomy, and history.

Strabo's historical work is lost, but his most important "Geography" in seventeen books has survived. After two introductory books, numbers 3 and 4 deal with Spain and Gaul, 5 and 6 with Italy and Sicily, 7 with north and east Europe, 8-10 with Greek lands, 11-14 with the main regions of Asia and with Asia Minor, 15 with India and Iran, 16 with Assyria, Babylonia, Syria, and Arabia, 17 with Egypt and Africa. In outline he follows the great mathematical geographer Eratosthenes, but adds general descriptions of separate countries including physical, political, and historical details. A sequel to his historical memoirs, "Geography" is planned apparently for public servants rather than students--hence the accounts of physical features and of natural products. On the mathematical side it is an invaluable source of information about Eratosthenes, Hipparchus, and Posidonius.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Strabo is in eight volumes.

Geography
Index Maps
The Ancient City of Alexandria Egypt and Ethiopia Libya
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780674992955
ISBN-10: 0674992954
Series: Loeb Classical Library : Book 8
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 1st July 1989
Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 12.7  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.35

Earn 104 Qantas Points
on this Book