A Historical and Topographical Guide to the Geography of Strabo

A Historical and Topographical Guide to the Geography of Strabo

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Strabo's Geography, completed in the early first century AD, is the primary source for the history of Greek geography. This Guide provides the first English analysis of and commentary on this long and difficult text, and serves as a companion to the author's The Geography of Strabo, the first English translation of the work in many years. It thoroughly analyzes each of the seventeen books and provides perhaps the most thorough bibliography as yet created for Strabo's work. Careful attention is paid to the historical and cultural data, the thousands of toponyms, and the many lost historical sources that are preserved only in the Geography. This volume guides readers through the challenges and complexities of the text, allowing an enhanced understanding of the numerous topics that Strabo covers, from the travels of Alexander and the history of the Mediterranean to science, religion, and cult.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 1096 pages
  • 152 x 228mm
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 maps
  • 1107180651
  • 9781107180659
  • 1,009,125

Table of contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Maps: 1. The ancient world as known to Strabo; 2. The inhabited world (Oikoumene); 3. The geographical extent of the books of the Geography; The guide to the Geography: Book 1; Book 2; Book 3; Book 4; Book 5; Book 6; Book 7; Book 8; Book 9; Book 10; Book 11; Book 12; Book 13; Book 14; Book 15; Book 16; Book 17; Bibliography; Index of passages cited; General index.show more

About Duane W. Roller

Duane W. Roller is Professor Emeritus of Classics at Ohio State University. He has published numerous books and articles, including Cleopatra: A Biography (2010) and Ancient Geography (2015). His publications also include The Geography of Strabo (Cambridge, 2014), the first full English translation of Strabo's only complete work in many years.show more