Geographica has 9 ratings and 1 review. ‘Geographica’ potrebbe essere considerato il punto di partenza di un viaggio alla scoperta di un viaggio alla sc. THE present translation of Strabo, the great Geographer of Antiquity, is the first which has been laid before the English public. It is curious that a classic of so. Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible. Public domain books belong to the public and we .

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The organization of Egypt, nomesclasses, comments geogrxphica the Labyrinth. Click anywhere in the line to jump to another position: Retrieved 8 September This is all it seems necessary to state here.

It is an encyclopaedical chronicle and geographida of political, economic, social, cultural, geographic description of almost whole Europe: The Geographica Ancient Greek: Learn More in these related Britannica articles: It is true that the imperfect state of the Greek text, and the difficulty of geographical identification, have always been appalling obstacles; yet, after the acute and valuable labours of Gossellin, Du Theil, Groskurd, and especially of Gustav Cramer of Berlinwhose text is ggeographica in the present volume, we might fairly have expected that some English scholar would have ventured to enter the field.

The Sabine lands and Latium.

Calculations of distances between parallels and meridians passing through various places in the habitable world, according to various geographers: But the reason is, that the same land is sometimes raised up and sometimes depressed, and the sea also is simultaneously raised and depressed so that it either overflows or returns into its own place again.


Strabo repeats Poseidonius ‘ assertion that the setting sun is larger at the coast because of a lens effect through the water vapor. Goodreads helps you keep track of books strrabo want to read.

This critical study led him logically to decide in favour of a descriptive type of geographiica, based on a map with an orthogonal perpendicular projection. Its numerous quotations from technical literature, moreover, provide a remarkable account of the state of Greek geographical scienceas well as of the history of the countries it surveys.

So, it was argued, the Mediterranean yeographica once opened a passage for itself by the Columns of Hercules into the Atlantic, and perhaps the abundance of sea-shells in Africa, near the Temple of Jupiter Ammonmight also be the deposit of some former inland sea, which had at length forced a passage and escaped.

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He believes the Romans scorned to invade Britain as being worthless. Cyrus marked it as to-read Jan 11, As quoted from Charles Lyell ‘s Principles of Geology:. Brill’s Companion to Ancient Geography: The AethiopiansDefinition of the Arctic Circle. Hamilton, whose knowledge of the subject, and familiarity with the various languages concerned, peculiarly fitted him for the undertaking.

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For it, too, is a colossal work, in that it deals with the facts about large things only, and wholes Stfabo, acqua e atmosfera forniscono il nutrimento per la complessa evoluzione degli organismi viventi culminat “‘Geographica’ potrebbe essere considerato il punto di partenza di un viaggio alla scoperta di un viaggio alla scoperta del mondo da parte di ciascun lettore.

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In 25 or 24, together with Aelius Gallus, prefect of Egyptwho had been sent on a military mission to Arabia, he sailed up the Nile as far as Philae. Iron was worked in many places but only for local needs; silver, obtained from lead, was of….

Il nostro viaggio ha inizio dall’originale dell’universo e della nascita della Terra, il geographjca vivente. Keely marked it as to-read Sep 25, Treating this conjecture with merited disregard, Strabo passes on to the hypothesis of Stratothe natural philosopher, who had observed that the quantity of mud brought down by rivers into the Euxine was so great, that xtrabo bed must be gradually raised, while the rivers still continued to pour in an undiminished quantity of water.

Strabo: The Geography

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Relates Eratosthenes’ description of the Tropic of Cancerwhich was based on Patrocles.

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