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The geography of Strabo

Strabo

The geography of Strabo

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Published by Harvard University Press, William Heinemann Ltd. in Cambridge, Mass, London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementwith an English translation by Horace Leonard Jones.
SeriesLoeb classical library -- v. 8
ContributionsJones, Horace Leonard, b. 1879.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA3612 .S8 1917
The Physical Object
Paginationv. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14770540M

Lipsiae: B. In the Middle Ages it became the standard name used of his work. But he talks about it all the same: Of all these monuments the most remarkable is the colossal statue of the Sun, the work of Chares and Chares of Lindos, as the iambographer, the author of the inscription, tells us: "Of seven times ten cubits Chares Lindien made it". Or, clearing the history of your visits to the site. Strabo was born to an affluent family from Amaseia in Pontus modern Amasya, Turkeya city that he said was situated the approximate equivalent of 75 km from the Black Sea. As such, Geographica provides a valuable source of information on the ancient world, especially when this information is corroborated by other sources.

From this description it is clear that by geography Strabo means ancient physical geography and by chorography, political geography. The doctrine, therefore, that volcanoes are safety valves, and that the subterranean convulsions are probably most violent when first the volcanic energy shifts itself to a new quarter, is not modern. The latest passage to which a date can be assigned is his reference to the death in AD 23 of Juba II, king of Maurousia Mauretaniawho is said to have died "just recently". The value of firsthand observations, chosen from the sources with care, compensates, however, for his lack of originality and contemporaneousness. And it is not merely the small, but the large islands also, and not merely the islands, but the continents, which can be lifted up together with the sea; and both large and small tracts may subside, for habitations and cities, like Bure, Bizona, and many others, have been engulfed by earthquakes. Ksanthos adds that the king of this region was a man called Arimus.

He was born in 64 BC and died between 21 and 25 AD, exactly unknown. It is here in Halicarnassus that the tomb of Mausole, a monument ranked among the seven wonders of the world, is erected by Artemisa in honor of her husband. He was a long time in Alexandria where he no doubt studied mathematics, Strabo ca. He journeyed to Egypt and Kush, as far west as coastal Tuscany and as far south as Ethiopia in addition to his travels in Asia Minor and time spent in Rome.


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The geography of Strabo book

But Strabo rejects this theory as insufficient to account for all the phenomena, and he proposes one of his own, the profoundness of which modern geologists are only beginning to appreciate. His first teacher was the master of rhetoric Aristodemus, a former tutor of the sons of Pompey —48 bce in Nysa now Sultanhisar in Turkey on the Maeander now Menderes River.

These two pyramids are built side by side on the same level. Education[ edit ] Strabo studied under several prominent teachers of various specialties throughout his early life [n 3] at different stops along his Mediterranean travels. Even on the subject of Italy, where he lived for a long time, Strabo did not himself contribute more than a few scattered impressions.

Three pits are called "Physas" and separated by forty stadia from each other.

Geography, Volume I

There are no trees here, but only the vineyards where they produce the Katakekaumene wines which are by no means inferior from any of the wines famous for their quality. Chapter 1 — description of geography and this encyclopedia[ edit ] Book.

Apologies if this happened, because human users outside of Germany who are making use of the eBooks or other site features should almost never be blocked. On the other hand, his knowledge of science has never been put forward, such as mathematics or astronomy, which places it below certain illustrious Greek scholars such as Eratosthenes or Polybius.

It is proper,' he observes in continuation, 'to derive our explanations from things which are obvious, and in some measure of daily occurrences, such as deluges, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and sudden swellings of the land beneath the sea; for the last raise up the sea also, and when the same lands subside again, they occasion the sea to be let down.

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Here Strabo made the greatest use of his own observations, though he often quoted historians who dealt with the wars fought in these regions and cited Demetrius on problems of Homeric topography in the region about ancient Troy. The pebbles of the sea-shore and of rivers suggest somewhat of the same difficulty [respecting their origin]; some explanation may indeed be found in the motion [to which these are subject] in flowing waters, but the investigation of the above fact presents more difficulty.

For it, too, is a colossal work, in that it deals with the facts about large things only, and wholes Lipsiae: B. Strabo in Book 12 Chapter 3 Section 41 states that the Romans took possession of Bithynia "a little before my time", setting the date of his birth to after 63 BC. But he talks about it all the same: Of all these monuments the most remarkable is the colossal statue of the Sun, the work of Chares and Chares of Lindos, as the iambographer, the author of the inscription, tells us: "Of seven times ten cubits Chares Lindien made it".

He studied under several geographers and philosophers. It was in Romewhere he stayed at least until 31 bce, that he wrote his first major work, his book Historical Sketches, published in about 20 bce, of which but a few quotations survive.

The first "History" is in 43 volumes and was meant to be the continuation of the work of the historian Polybius, a Greek having lived a century earlier. Moreover, he lived during a change of epoch, at the time of the end of the Greek Empire and the apogee of the Roman Empire, a time of cultural and commercial exchanges that helped the mixing of civilizations.

He journeyed to Egypt and Kush, as far west as coastal Tuscany and as far south as Ethiopia in addition to his travels in Asia Minor and time spent in Rome. The passage or opening of the West, without being of very easy access, nevertheless does not require the same precautions. These, it is said, are the remnants of the workmen's food converted into stone; which is not probable.

He emphasized that the harbor was well-encompassed by the embankments and that the shore was so deep-watered that even the largest ships could traverse.THEGEOGRAPHYOF STRABO The Geography of Strabo is the only surviving work of its type in Greek literature, and the major source for the history of Greek scholarship on geography and the formative processes of the earth.

In addition, this lengthy and complex work contains a. Aug 28,  · 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 /5(2).

According to Wikipedia: "Strabo (64/63 BC &#; c. AD 24), was a Greek geographer, philosopher and historian. Strabo was born to an affluent family from Amaseia in Pontus (modern Amasya, Turkey), a city that he said was situated the approximate equivalent of 75 km from the Black Sea.

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The Geography of Strabo

This banner text can have markup. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. Strabo's Geography, also a substantial work, was in 17 books.

It has survived complete, except for the end of book 7, and was finished sometime between A.D. 17 and 23, though some sections were clearly written much earlier. User Review - Flag as inappropriate Strabo wrote the Geography between the years 17/18 and 23/ He presents a fascinating picture of how the world appeared to the Greeks and Romans of the late 1st century BCE and early 1st century CE.5/5(1).