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Title of the work[ edit ] Map of the world according to Strabo Strabo refers to his Geography within it by several names: 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.
From this description it is clear that by geography Strabo means ancient physical geography and by chorography, political geography. The two are combined in this work, which makes a "circuit of the earth" detailing the physical and political features.
In the Middle Ages it became the standard name used of his work. Date[ edit ] The date of Geographica is a large topic, perhaps because Strabo worked on it along with his History for most of his adult life.
He traveled extensively, undoubtedly gathering notes, and made extended visits to Rome and Alexandriawhere he is sure to have spent time in the famous library taking notes from his sources. Strabo visited Rome in 44 BC at age 19 or 20 apparently for purposes of education. If one presumes that Strabo acquired the motivation for writing geography during his education, the latter must have been complete by the time of his next visit to Rome in 35 BC at 29 years old.
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.
In 20 he was 44 years old. His "numerous excerpts" from "the works of his predecessors" are most likely to have been noted at the library there.
These events can be interpreted as a second edition unless he saved all his notes and wrote the book entirely after the age of Composition[ edit ] Strabo is his own best expounder of his principles of composition: And so, after I had written my Historical Sketches 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.
For it, too, is a colossal work, in that it deals with the facts about large things only, and wholes An outline of the encyclopedia follows, with links to the appropriate Wikipedia article. Chapter 1 — description of geography and this encyclopedia[ edit ] Book.Nov 04, · For more than days, Mr.
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The Geographica (Ancient Greek: Γεωγραφικά Geōgraphiká), or Geography, is an encyclopedia of geographical knowledge, consisting of 17 'books', written in Greek by Strabo, an educated citizen of the Roman Empire of Greek descent.
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