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Geography, Volume VIII: Book 17. General Index

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In his seventeen-book Geography, Strabo (c. 64 BCE c. 25 CE) discusses geographical method, stresses the value of geography, and draws attention to the physical, political, and historical details of separate countries. Geography is a vital source for ancient geography and informative about ancient geographers.
Hardcover, 516 pages
Published January 1st 1932 by Harvard University Press
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Vicki Cline
May 31, 2011 Vicki Cline rated it liked it
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This is the eighth and final volume of the Loeb edition of Strabo's work, and my remarks are for the whole set. I have to admit I did a lot of skimming because of the long lists of unfamiliar place names and people. It was hard to follow in places even with the maps at the end of most volumes. What I liked were the descriptions of what different people ate, how they got married, how they buried their dead, and stuff like that. Also there were plenty of unbelievable anecdotes, like the story of h ...more
C.L. Francisco
Mar 27, 2014 C.L. Francisco rated it really liked it
Essential reading for anyone looking for primary sources on Ptolemaic and early Roman Egypt, as well much of northern Africa. And if you happen to like ancient tourists' guide, it's fascinating!
James Violand
Jul 08, 2014 James Violand rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Ancient History buffs.
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Strabo was the geographer of the Ancient World. He not only traveled, but he relied on the recorded geographies of other writers to fill the gaps in his knowledge (which was pretty extensive). It is interesting to read of those places we are familiar with but as they were two thousand years ago. Not for those who aren't interested in the ancient world.
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