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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The pebbles of the sea-shore and of rivers suggest somewhat of the same difficulty [respecting their origin]; some explanation may indeed be found in the motion [to which these are geographicx in flowing waters, but the investigation of the above fact presents more difficulty.

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In 25 or 24, together with Aelius Gallus, prefect of Egyptwho had been sent on a military mission to Arabia, he sailed up the Nile as far as Philae. Germans and the Cimbri or Cimmerians. Although Strabo cited the antique Greek astronomers Eratosthenes and Hipparchusacknowledging 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 gdographica.

So, it was argued, the Mediterranean had once opened a passage for itself by the Columns of Hercules into the Atlantic, and perhaps the abundance of sea-shells in Africa, near the Temple of Jupiter Ammonmight also be the deposit of some former inland sea, which had at length forced a passage and escaped.

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Contact our editors with your feedback. Greek achievement in astronomy and geography was summed up in the work of Ptolemy of Alexandria in the…. Introduces the work Oceans by Poseidonius.

Chris rated it it was amazing Mar 25, On the other hand, he appreciated Polybiuswho had written, in addition to his historical works, two books on European geography that Strabo admired for their descriptions of places and peoples.

He died after having devoted his last years to compiling his second important work, his Geographical Sketches.

Emperor Augustus defeats Mark Antony. Interior of the mouth of the river Nile ; expulsion of foreigners; difficulty in entering Egypt.

Strabo: The Geography

Leonardo da Vinci, Italian: Book Subject page numbers Casaubon Loeb 1 I. Under the circumstances it was deemed advisable to amalgamate the rival undertakings, and it is a source of gratification to the publisher that the respective translators were each so well satisfied with the labours of the other, that they assented readily to his proposal of associating their names.

This page was last edited on 29 Julyat The thicker the border, the more information. Cisalpine Gaul Northern Italy. Literally translated, with notes, in three volumes. In 20 he was 44 years old. Although Strabo closely followed the treatise against Eratosthenes of the Greek astronomer Hipparchuswho had lived in the 2nd century bcehe blamed Hipparchus for neglecting the description of the Earth. In the Middle Ages it became the standard name used of his work.

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He notices, amongst others, the explanation of Xanthus straob Lydian, who said that the seas had once been more extensive, and that they had afterwards been partially dried up, as in his own time many lakes, rivers, and wells in Asia had failed during a season of drought.

Soon thereafter Ptolemy collated a large amount of information about….

Cyrus marked it as to-read Jan 11, Richard marked it as to-read Sep 25, The gnomonlatitudelongitudecircumference of the Earth. Such type of soil is very convenient for viniculture, just like the Katanasoil which is covered with ashes and where the best wines are still produced abundantly. Want to Read saving…. Hamilton, whose knowledge of geogeaphica subject, geofraphica familiarity with the various languages concerned, peculiarly fitted him for the undertaking.


See my copyright page for details and contact information. Some writers concluded by looking at these places that there is a good reason for calling Dionysus by the name “Phrygenes” [16].

His “numerous excerpts” from “the works of his predecessors” are most likely to have been noted at the library there. Chapter 2 — contributors to geography [ edit ] Book Section Description I. More search options Limit Search to: Northern Italy proper roughly Emilia-Romagna. Polybius ‘ critique of Pytheas.

Open Preview See a Problem? He studied under various persons, including Tyranniona captive educated Greek and private tutor, who instructed Cicero ‘s two sons. It is true that the imperfect state of the Greek text, and the difficulty of geographical identification, have always been appalling obstacles; yet, after the acute and valuable labours of Stdabo, Du Theil, Groskurd, and especially of Gustav Cramer of Berlinwhose text is followed in the present volume, we might fairly have expected that some English scholar would have ventured to enter the field.

It is an encyclopaedical chronicle gfographica consists of political, economic, social, cultural, geographic description of almost whole Europe: Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system. Thorwald Franke rated it it was amazing Aug 17, Refresh and try again.

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