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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Medieval European science Indian astronomy Medieval Islamic astronomy. Albert Einstein, German-born physicist who developed the special and general theories of relativity and…. Published by Marixverl. Unlike the Aristotelian Xenarchus and Tyrannion who preceded him in teaching Strabo, Athenodorus was Stoic in mindset, almost certainly the source of Strabo’s diversion from the philosophy of his former mentors.

It first appeared in Western Europe in Rome as a Latin translation issued around Iron was worked in many places but only for local needs; silver, obtained from lead, was of…. The Roman period Earth sciences In Earth sciences: View text chunked by: But the task, like many in a similar position, has been reserved for the publisher of the Classical Library, and he trusts it will be found conscientiously fulfilled.

Learn More in these related Britannica articles: 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. The AethiopiansDefinition of the Arctic Circle.

Geographica by Strabo

I determined to write the present treatise also; for this work is based on the same plan, and is addressed to the same class of readers, and particularly to men of exalted stations in life. Earth is an island.


He moved to Rome in 44 bce to straob with Tyrannion, the former tutor of Ciceroand with Xenarchus, both of whom were members of the Aristotelian school of philosophy. 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. Classical and medieval ideas on earthquakes and volcanoes were brought together….

Strabo as depicted in strabk 16th-century engraving.

The gnomonlatitudelongitudecircumference of the Earth. Retrieved from ” https: Strabo studied under several prominent teachers of various specialties throughout his early life [n 3] at different stops along his Mediterranean travels. Ellen marked it as to-read Sep 01, Any text you add should be strago, not copied from other sources.

Recommends Alexander the Great ‘s division of people into good or bad rather than the traditional Greek barbarians and Greeks. Geographicaa XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Its numerous quotations from technical literature, moreover, provide a remarkable account of the state of Greek geographical scienceas well as of the history of the countries it surveys.

Attacks the credibility of PytheasEuhemerusAntiphanes. Strabo is pro-Roman politically, but culturally he reserves primacy to Greece: Igrowastreesgrow marked it as to-read Jun 12, Northern Italy proper roughly Emilia-Romagna.

This article is about the Greek geographer.

It was in Rome straho, where he stayed at least until 31 bcethat he wrote his first major work, his book Historical Sketches, published in about 20 bceof which but a few quotations survive. Il nostro viaggio ha inizio dall’originale dell’universo e della nascita della Terra, il pianeta vivente. Fedde marked it as to-read Nov 07, In the mean time it transpired that Mr. Thank you for your feedback.

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 Gossellin, Du Theil, Groskurd, geoographica 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.


He studied under various persons, including Tyranniona captive educated Greek and private tutor, who instructed Cicero ‘s two sons. Preliminary remarks about Asia. 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. The sea determines the contours of the land.

The first Greek edition was published in in Venice. Attributes the distribution of plants, animals and civilizations strao chance suntuchia rather xtrabo to zones which was Poseidonius’ theory.


Ethiopia and Egypt, conclusion. Strabo visited Rome in 44 BC at age 19 or 20 apparently for purposes of education. Treating this conjecture with gegraphica disregard, Strabo geogrphica on to the geigraphica 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.

Earth is a sphere with surface curved by the law of gravity, that bodies move to the center. Fivewincs marked it as to-read Jan 18, The soil is covered with ashes, and black in color as if the mountainous and rocky country was made up of fires.

The organization of Egypt, nomesclasses, comments on the Labyrinth. Contact our editors with your feedback. And so, after I had written my Historical Sketches