About the Author
"Strabo (64/63 BC – c. AD 24), was a Greek geographer, philosopher and historian.
Strabo is most famous for his work Geographica, which presented a descriptive history of people and places from different regions of the world known to his era.
Map of Europe according to Strabo.
Although the Geographica was rarely utilized in its contemporary antiquity, a multitude of copies survived throughout the Byzantine Empire. It first appeared in Western Europe in Rome as a Latin translation issued around 1469. The first Greek edition was published in 1516 in Venice. Isaac Casaubon, classical scholar and editor of Greek texts, provided the first critical edition in 1587.
Although Strabo cited the antique Greek astronomers Eratosthenes and Hipparchus, acknowledging their astronomical and mathematical efforts towards geography, he claimed that a descriptive approach was more practical, such that his works were designed for statesmen who were more anthropologically than numerically concerned with the character of countries and regions." --Wikipedia