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

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

by Duane W. Roller
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107038257
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2014
Pages:
1158
Sales rank:
975,419
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.77(d)

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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.

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