Strabonis Geographica: Volume 1

F. Nicolai
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F. Nicolai
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Dec 31, 1852
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 An Asiatic Greek in the time of Augustus, Strabo was a keen voyager that explored the four corners of the ancient world and compiled an important ‘Geography’ in seventeen books on his travels. Offering a window into the lost world of classical Rome and Greece, Strabo’s ‘Geography’ is a major source for the study of ancient geography, while providing important information on Greek cultic history and early theories of the nature of the world.  Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts.  This comprehensive eBook presents Strabo’s complete extant ‘Geography’, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Strabo's life and ‘Geography’

* Features the complete extant works of Strabo, in both English translation and the original Greek

* Concise introduction to the ‘Geography’

* Includes H. C. Hamilton and W. Falconer’s translation previously appearing in Bohn Classical Library edition of Strabo

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables

* Provides a special dual English and Greek text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph – ideal for students

* Features a bonus biography – discover Strabo's ancient world

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


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CONTENTS:


The Translation

THE GEOGRAPHY


The Greek Text

CONTENTS OF THE GREEK TEXT


The Dual Text

DUAL GREEK AND ENGLISH TEXT


The Biography

INTRODUCTION TO STRABO by Horace Leonard Jones


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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. Pontus had recently fallen to the Roman Republic, and although politically he was a proponent of Roman imperialism, Strabo belonged on his mother's side to a prominent family whose members had held important positions under the resisting regime of King Mithridates VI of Pontus. Strabo's life was characterized by extensive travels. 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. Travel throughout the Mediterranean and Near East, especially for scholarly purposes, was popular during this era and was facilitated by the relative peace enjoyed throughout the reign of Augustus (27 BC – AD 14). He moved to Rome in 44 BC, and stayed there, studying and writing, until at least 31 BC. In 29 BC, on his way to Corinth (where Augustus was at the time), he visited the island of Gyaros in the Aegean Sea. Around 25 BC, he sailed up the Nile until reaching Philae, after which point there is little record of his proceedings until AD 17. It is not known precisely when Strabo's Geography was written, though comments within the work itself place the finished version within the reign of Emperor Tiberius. Some place its first drafts around 7 AD, others around 18 AD. 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 (Mauretania), who is said to have died "just recently". He probably worked on the Geography for many years and revised it steadily, not always consistently. On the presumption that "recently" means within a year, Strabo stopped writing that year or the next (24 AD), when he died."
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