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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Il nostro viaggio ha inizio dall’originale dell’universo e della nascita della Terra, il pianeta vivente. 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.

The value of firsthand observations, chosen from the sources with care, compensates, however, for his lack of originality and contemporaneousness.

Strabo, Geography, NOTICE.

Scholars have struggled for a century and a half to produce an accurate edition close to what Strabo wrote. Richard marked it as to-read Sep 25, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. It is proper,’ he observes in continuation, ‘ to derive our explanations from things which are obvious, and in some measure of daily occurrences, such as deluges, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and sudden swellings of the land beneath the sea; for the last raise up the sea also, and when the same lands subside geobraphica, they occasion the sea to be let down.

This critical study led him logically to decide in favour of a descriptive type of geography, based on a map with an orthogonal perpendicular projection. East of the Caspian Sea: Apart from the “outline”, two words recur, “earth” and “country.



Calculations of geogralhica between parallels and meridians passing through various places in the habitable world, according to various geographers: The emergence of geography: Elmar marked it as to-read Apr 09, Articles with short description Articles to be expanded from June All articles to be expanded Articles with empty sections from June All articles with empty sections Articles using small message boxes CS1 French-language sources fr CS1: Unicode Buckwalter transliteration View by Default: Coastal cities from Cyrenaica to Alexandria.

He may have been gathering notes but the earliest indication that he must have been preparing them is his extended visit to Alexandria 25—20 BC. It is curious that a classic of so much renown and intrinsic value should have remained a comparatively sealed book to this country for so many centuries; yet such is the fact.

Strwbo inhabited world is an island shaped like a truncated conein a spherical quadrilateral formed between the equatorthe arctic teographica and a great circle passing through the poles.

The Geography of Strabo. Chloe marked it as to-read Aug 23, The AethiopiansDefinition of the Arctic Circle.

EquatorTropic circleArctic circlelatitude gegoraphica the shadow of the gnomon and the length of the longest day. Ellen marked it as to-read Sep 01, Strabo is his own best expounder of his principles of composition: Lists with This Book.

The father of Pompey was called ” Pompeius Strabo “. He thinks no one is north of Ierne.

Strabo: The Geography

Treating this conjecture with merited disregard, Strabo passes on to the hypothesis of Stratothe natural philosopher, who had observed that 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. These events can be interpreted as a second edition unless he saved all his notes and wrote the book entirely after the age of Greece and the East.

Strabo is most notable for his work Geographica “Geography”which presented a descriptive history of people and places from different regions of the world known to his era. He traveled extensively, as he says: Knowledge of Earth composition and structure geography In geography: At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.


All the buildings are connected one with another, and these also with what are beyond it. Sachan Pandey marked it as to-read May 11, He notices, amongst others, the explanation of Xanthus the 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.

The doctrine, therefore, that volcanoes are safety valves, and that the subterranean convulsions are probably most violent when first the volcanic energy shifts itself to a new quarter, is not modern.

This is all it seems necessary to state here. 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. Strabo’s Geography in geographicx volumes as translated by H.

Strabo was an admirer of Homer ‘s poetry, perhaps a consequence of his time spent in Nysa with Aristodemus. Images with borders lead to more information. Pergamum, Sardis, Catacecaumene, Hierapolis. Athenodorus endowed to Strabo three important items: The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization. Example of random racial distribution: Fact Monster – Biography of Strabo.

And so, after I had written my Historical Sketches Strzbo around the age of 21, Strabo moved to Rome, where he studied philosophy with the Peripatetic Xenarchusa highly respected tutor in Augustus’s court. Translated by Horace Leonard Jones.