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The Geography of Strabo
An English Translation, with Introduction and Notes


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  • Date Published: August 2020
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316625675

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  • 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 vast amount of information on other topics, including the journey of Alexander the Great, cultic history, the history of the eastern Mediterranean in the first century BC, and women's history. Modern knowledge of seminal geographical authors such as Eratosthenes and Hipparchos relies almost totally on Strabo's use of them. This is the first complete English translation in nearly a century, and the first to make use of recent scholarship on the Greek text itself and on the history of geography. The translation is supplemented by a detailed discussion of Strabo's life and his purpose in writing the Geography, as well as the sources that he used.

    • The first English translation of this important author in nearly a century
    • The only work of its genre surviving in Greek literature, and the primary source for the history of Greek geography
    • An important source for the journey of Alexander the Great, Greek understanding of the scientific nature of the ancient world, and criticism of the Homeric poems
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    • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2015

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    '… students of Strabo have been given a gift indeed, and we should await the second volume of this project with great anticipation.' Lee E. Patterson, The Classical Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2020
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316625675
    • length: 909 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 153 x 50 mm
    • weight: 1.3kg
    • contains: 2 maps 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    The translation
    Appendix 1. Glossary of untranslated words
    Appendix 2. The sources of the fragments.

  • Translator

    Duane W. Roller, Ohio State University
    Duane W. Roller is Professor Emeritus of Classics at Ohio State University. An historian and archaeologist, he is the author of ten books, most recently Cleopatra: A Biography (2010) and Eratosthenes' Geography (2010), and over 150 scholarly articles on topics in archaeology, ancient history, classical studies and musicology. He has also excavated in Greece, Italy, Turkey, Jordan and Israel.


    • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2015

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