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The Geography of Strabo

An English Translation, with Introduction and Notes

Duane W. Roller (Ohio State University)



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Cambridge University Press
29 May 2014
The Geography of Strabo is the only surviving work of its type in Greek literature, and the major source for the history of Greek scholarship on geography and the formative processes of the earth. In addition, this lengthy and complex work contains a vast amount of information on other topics, including the journey of Alexander the Great, cultic history, the history of the eastern Mediterranean in the first century BC, and women's history. Modern knowledge of seminal geographical authors such as Eratosthenes and Hipparchos relies almost totally on Strabo's use of them. This is the first complete English translation in nearly a century, and the first to make use of recent scholarship on the Greek text itself and on the history of geography. The translation is supplemented by a detailed discussion of Strabo's life and his purpose in writing the Geography, as well as the sources that he used.
Translated by:   Duane W. Roller (Ohio State University)
Imprint:   Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 162mm,  Spine: 45mm
Weight:   1.580kg
ISBN:   9781107038257
ISBN 10:   1107038251
Pages:   907
Publication Date:   29 May 2014
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction; The translation; Appendix 1. Glossary of untranslated words; Appendix 2. The sources of the fragments.

Duane W. Roller is Professor Emeritus of Classics at Ohio State University. An historian and archaeologist, he is the author of ten books, most recently Cleopatra: A Biography (2010) and Eratosthenes' Geography (2010), and over 150 scholarly articles on topics in archaeology, ancient history, classical studies and musicology. He has also excavated in Greece, Italy, Turkey, Jordan and Israel.

Reviews for The Geography of Strabo: An English Translation, with Introduction and Notes

'... students of Strabo have been given a gift indeed, and we should await the second volume of this project with great anticipation.' Lee E. Patterson, The Classical Review

  • Winner of Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2015.
  • Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2015

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