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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LacusCurtius • Strabo’s Geography
It took about five years for scholars to give him a credit and for it to become a standard. Amie Maynard marked it as to-read Jul 08, Georgaphica repeats Poseidonius ‘ assertion that the setting sun is larger at the coast because of a lens effect through the water vapor.
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Strabo: The Geography
If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. Strabo is pro-Roman politically, but culturally he reserves primacy to Greece: The translation was, in the first instance, intrusted to Mr.
Chapter 2 — contributors to geography [ edit ] Book Section Description I. Contributions of the Romans and Parthians to geography. The Sabine lands and Latium.
Geographica by Strabo
On the tsrabo 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. As such, Geographica provides a valuable source of information geograpica the ancient world, especially when this information is corroborated by other sources.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. According to him, there were a lot of beautiful public parks and the city was reticulated with perfectly designed streets that were wide enough for chariots and horsemen. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Critiques of Eratosthenes’ sources: Its first two provided a wide-ranging review of previous writings, and the other 15 contained descriptions of particular parts of what was then the known world.
Views Read Edit View history. Other historians, such as GeographlcaAristotleand Flavius Josephusmentioned similar creatures.
Tyrannion was known to have befriended Cicero and taught his nephew, Quintus. In short, this book of mine should be The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization. Although the Geographica was rarely utilized in its contemporary antiquity, a multitude of copies survived throughout the Byzantine Empire. Book III — Iberian peninsula [ edit ]. The Geographica Ancient Greek: It is an encyclopaedical chronicle and consists of political, economic, social, cultural, geographic description of almost whole Europe: He therefore conceived that, originally, when the Euxine was an inland strao, its level had by this means become so much elevated that it burst its barrier near Byzantium, and formed a communication with the Propontis, and this partial drainage had already, he supposed, converted the left side into marshy ground, and that, at last, the whole would be choked up with soil.
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There was a problem with your submission. Leonardo da Vinci, Italian: Refresh and try again. Critiques Poseidonius, who criticises Parmenides and Aristotle on the widths and locations of the five zones.
Terra, acqua e atmosfera forniscono il nutrimento per la complessa evoluzione degli organismi viventi culminata nella comparsa dell’uomo.
Interior of the mouth of the river Nile ; expulsion of foreigners; difficulty in entering Egypt. He emphasized that the harbor was well-encompassed by the embankments and that the shore was so deep-watered that even the largest ships could traverse.
Chris rated it it was amazing Mar 25, Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of In Books III to VI, Strabo successively described Iberia, Gaul, and Italy, for which his main sources were Polybius and Poseidonius, both of whom had visited these countries; in addition, Artemidorusa Greek geographer born about bce and the author of a book describing a voyage around the inhabited Earth, provided him with a description of the coasts and thus of the shape and size of countries.
Critiques Hipparchus ‘ criticism of Patrocles, which was based on Deimachus and Megasthenes. The first Greek edition was published in in Venice. Strabo was an admirer of Homer ‘s poetry, perhaps a consequence of his time spent in Nysa with Aristodemus. Original Language Translation Browse Bar: Strabo’s criticisms of Polybius’ critique of the distances of Eratosthenes.
Some thirty manuscripts of Geographica or parts of it have survived, almost all of them medieval copies of copies, though there are fragments from papyrus rolls which were probably copied out c. The tendencies to revise and even recapitulate, when copying manuscripts, are readily understood.
Unfortunately, our editorial approach may not be able to accommodate all contributions. Translated by Horace Leonard Jones. Igrowastreesgrow marked it as to-read Jun 12,