## Download e-book for kindle: Strabo: Geography, Books 10-12 (Loeb Classical Library No. by Strabo, Horace Leonard Jones

By Strabo, Horace Leonard Jones

ISBN-10: 0674992334

ISBN-13: 9780674992337

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 grew to become a willing visitor who observed a wide a part of Italy, a number of close to jap areas together with the Black Sea, numerous components of Asia Minor, Egypt so far as Ethiopia, and components of Greece. He used to be decades in Alexandria the place he without doubt studied arithmetic, astronomy, and heritage. Strabo's old paintings is misplaced, yet his most crucial 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 nice mathematical geographer Eratosthenes, yet provides normal descriptions of separate nations together with actual, political, and ancient information. A sequel to his ancient memoirs, Geography is deliberate it sounds as if for public servants instead of students—hence the bills of actual positive factors and of normal items. at the mathematical aspect it really is a useful resource of data approximately Eratosthenes, Hipparchus, and Posidonius. The Loeb Classical Library variation of Strabo is in 8 volumes.