The Routledge Companion to Strabo (Hardback)Daniela Dueck (editor)
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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.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 408
Weight: 876 g
Dimensions: 248 x 171 mm
"Strabo's "colossal work" is one of the most fascinating and puzzling accounts of the Roman world, a richly layered ethnographic and political commentary on the Mediterranean in transition, viewed at close quarters by a polymathic historian-geographer. This companion, written by a well-chosen international team of experts, brings to a wider public the very best of recent scholarship on this extraordinary and under-estimated work."
- Greg Woolf, Institute of Classical Studies at the School of Advance Study, UK
"With the current `spatial turn' in ancient studies, Strabo has been attracting attention on a scale not seen since the Renaissance. This most welcome Companion to his work - the first ever - ranges wide and deep. It will have lasting value."
- Richard Talbert, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA