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    DescriptionStrabo (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, 810 with Greek lands, 1114 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 studentshence 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.


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    Title
    Geography: v. 8
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Strabo, Translated by H.L. Jones
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 516
    Width: 118 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 344 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780674992955
    ISBN 10: 0674992954
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, RG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16630
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    Libri: I-TR
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: G
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS042000
    Abridged Dewey: 949
    DC21: 913
    DC22: 913.66
    Thema V1.0: DNL, RG
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    LOEB
    Publication date
    27 June 1967
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass