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The Routledge Companion to Strabo

Edited by: Daniela Dueck

Print publication date:  March  2017
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138904330
eBook ISBN: 9781315696416
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315696416
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The Routledge Companion to Strabo explores the works of Strabo of Amasia (c. 64 BCE ? c. CE 24), a Greek author writing at the prime of Roman expansion and political empowerment. While his earlier historiographical composition is almost entirely lost, his major opus of the Geography includes an encyclopaedic look at the entire world known at the time: numerous ethnographic, topographic, historical, mythological, botanical, and zoological details, and much more.

This volume offers various insights to the literary and historical context of the man and his world. The Companion, in twenty-eight chapters written by an international group of scholars, examines several aspects of Strabo?s personality, the political and scholarly environment in which he was active, his choices as an author, and his ideas of history and geography. This selection of ongoing Strabonian studies is an invaluable resource not just for students and scholars of Strabo himself, but also for anyone interested in ancient geography and in the world of the early Roman Empire.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Strabo’s philosophy and stoicism Download PDF
Chapter  2:  “Such is Rome …” Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Looking in from the outside Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Strabo’s Mediterranean Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Strabo’s description of the North and Roman geo-political ideas Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Strabo and Iberia Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Strabo, Italy and the Italian peoples Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Strabo and the history of Armenia Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Strabo’s Libya Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Ethnography and identity in Strabo’s Geography  Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Strabo’s roads Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Patterns of trade and economy in Strabo’s Geography  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Strabo’s Cis-Tauran Asia Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Measurement data in Strabo’s Geography  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Strabo Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Signposts and sub-divisions Download PDF
Chapter  17:  A river runs through it Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Spicing up geography Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Strabo’s expendables Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Man of many voices and of much knowledge; or, In search of Strabo’s Homer Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Strabo and the Homeric commentators Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Myth as evidence in Strabo Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Under the shadow of Eratosthenes Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Textual tradition and textual problems Download PDF
Chapter  25:  On translating Strabo into English Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Strabo the historian Download PDF
Chapter  27:  “So says Strabo” Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Strabo’s reception in the West (fifteenth–sixteenth centuries) Download PDF
Index of references to Strabo’s Geography Download PDF
Index of ancient sources Download PDF
Index of ancient personal names Download PDF
Index of ancient place names and nations Download PDF
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