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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 turned a willing traveler who observed a wide a part of Italy, a variety of close to jap areas together with the Black Sea, quite a few elements of Asia Minor, Egypt so far as Ethiopia, and components of Greece. He used to be decades in Alexandria the place he doubtless studied arithmetic, astronomy, and history.

Strabo's old paintings is misplaced, yet his most vital Geography in seventeen books has survived. After introductory books, numbers three and four care for 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 basic descriptions of separate international locations together with actual, political, and old information. A sequel to his historic memoirs, Geography is deliberate it seems that for public servants instead of students—hence the bills of actual gains and of normal items. at the mathematical part it's a useful resource of knowledge approximately Eratosthenes, Hipparchus, and Posidonius.

The Loeb Classical Library variation of Strabo is in 8 volumes.

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