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The Routledge Companion to Strabo

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ISBN 10: 1138904333 / ISBN 13: 9781138904330
Published by Routledge, 2017
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Title: The Routledge Companion to Strabo

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: 2017

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good

Edition: 1.

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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.

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Daniela Dueck is Associate Professor of Classical Studies and History at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

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