By Strabo, Horace Leonard Jones

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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 turned a willing vacationer who observed a wide a part of Italy, a variety of close to jap areas together with the Black Sea, a number of components of Asia Minor, Egypt so far as Ethiopia, and elements of Greece. He used to be decades 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 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 nations together with actual, political, and ancient info. A sequel to his ancient memoirs, Geography is deliberate it seems that for public servants instead of students—hence the money owed of actual gains and of ordinary items. at the mathematical facet it's 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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