Geographica has 9 ratings and 1 review. ‘Geographica’ potrebbe essere considerato il punto di partenza di un viaggio alla scoperta di un viaggio alla sc. THE present translation of Strabo, the great Geographer of Antiquity, is the first which has been laid before the English public. It is curious that a classic of so. Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible. Public domain books belong to the public and we .

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Europe geogralhica, AsiaLibya. The continents are EuropeLibyaAsia. AmaseiaPontus modern-day AmasyaTurkey. Some assume that these ashes were the result of thunderbolts and sub-terranean explosions, and do not doubt that the legendary story of Typhon takes place in this region.

Greek achievement in astronomy and geography was summed up in the work of Ptolemy of Alexandria in the…. Harbours of AlexandriaPharos Island. There are then no further references to him until 17 cewhen he attended the triumph of the Roman general Germanicus Caesar 15 bce to 19 ce in Rome.

Views Read Edit View history. Geographoca from the “outline”, two words recur, “earth” and “country. Three pits are called “Physas” and separated by forty stadia from each other.

Strabo: The Geography

Fivewincs marked it as to-read Jan 18, Show by default Hide by default. Strabo is his own best expounder of his principles of composition: And it is not merely the small, but the large islands also, and not merely the islands, but the continents, which can be lifted up together with the sea; and both large and small tracts may subside, for habitations and cities, like Bure, Bizona, and many others, have been engulfed by earthquakes.

Introduces the work Oceans by Poseidonius. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. One extraordinary thing which I saw at the pyramids must not be omitted. THE present translation of Strabo, the great Geographer of Antiquity, is the first which has been laid before the English public.


Elmar marked it as to-read Apr 09, Blaine Gilbert marked it as to-read Sep 04, Earth is an island. Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed.

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The father of Pompey was called ” Pompeius Strabo “. He traveled extensively, undoubtedly gathering notes, and made extended visits to Rome and Alexandriawhere he is sure to have spent time in the famous library taking notes from his sources. Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of It is through such natural features that we gain a clear conception of continents, nations, favourable positions of cities and all the other diversified details with which our geographical map chorographikos pinax is filled.

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Some writers concluded by looking at these places that there is a good reason for calling Dionysus by the name “Phrygenes” [16]. Geography requires encyclopedic knowledge of celestial, terrestrial and maritime features as well as natural history and mathematics and is of strategic interest. These books, however, illustrate another side of his thought, based on the conviction that Homer was geograpgica acquainted with the geography of the Mediterranean area and that the correct critical interpretation would reveal his vast learning.

Britain, Ireland, and Thule. Strabo showed himself equally competent in selecting useful information—giving distances from city to city and mentioning the frontiers between countries or provinces as well as the main agricultural and industrial activities, political statutes, ethnographic peculiarities, and religious practices.

Strabo’s preface, on the scope and usefulness of geography. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Judging by the date when he wrote his personal notes, he must have worked on the book after his stay in Egypt and then have put it aside from 2? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Leonardo da Vinci, Italian: Strabo juxtaposes Dichaiarchia Naples, one of the largest ports in Europe and Alexandria ports and says that the ships in Alexandria were clearly bigger. Geological phenomena were reported when they were in some way unusual or when they furnished an explanation for other phenomena—such as the Atlantic tides in Iberia, the volcanic landscapes to be seen in southern Italy and Sicily, the fountains of naphtha occurring near the Euphrates Riverand the rise and fall of the Nile waters.


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The Geography is the only extant work providing information about both Greek and Roman peoples and countries during the reign of Augustus. Falconer, son of the editor of the Oxford edition of the Greek text, had, after several years of care and attention, produced a very excellent translation, meaning to publish it. I have said elsewhere, that in sight of the pyramids, on the other side in Arabia, and near the stone teographica from which they are built, is a very rocky mountain, called the Trojan mountain; beneath it there are caves, and near the caves and the river a village called Troy, an ancient settlement of the captive Trojans who had accompanied Menelaus and settled there.

Treating this conjecture with merited disregard, Strabo passes on to the hypothesis of Stratothe natural philosopher, who had observed steabo the quantity of mud brought down by rivers into the Euxine was so great, that its bed must be gradually raised, while the rivers still continued to pour in an undiminished quantity of water. Please try again later. Fedde marked it as to-read Nov 07, In the mean time it transpired that Mr. Strabo’s criticisms of Polybius’ critique of the distances of Eratosthenes.

The Caucasus and the country of the Amazons. Igrowastreesgrow marked it as to-read Jun 12, The thicker the border, the more information. As quoted from Charles Lyell ‘s Principles of Geology:. Kirsten marked it as to-read Nov 27,