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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.Read more
- 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
- 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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- Date Published: August 2014
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9781107038257
- length: 907 pages
- dimensions: 235 x 162 x 45 mm
- weight: 1.58kg
- contains: 2 maps 1 table
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
Appendix 1. Glossary of untranslated words
Appendix 2. The sources of the fragments.
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