Strabo
biographical name 64(or 63) B.C.-after A.D. 23 Greek geographer

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  • Strabo — [ Strabo ( squinty ) was a term employed by the Romans for anyone whose eyes were distorted or deformed. The father of Pompey was called Pompeius Strabo. A native of Sicily so clear sighted that he could see things at great distance as if they… …   Wikipedia

  • STRABO° — (first century C.E.), Greek historian and geographer. Born in Pontus, he traveled widely, and received the conventional education of his day. He wrote a comprehensive history in 47 books. Of this work only a few extracts have been preserved, most …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • strabo — Element prim de compunere savantă cu semnificaţia încrucişat , cruciş , saşiu . [var. strab . / < fr., it. strabo , cf. gr. strabos]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  STRAB(O) elem. încrucişat, cruciş, saşiu , strabism . (<… …   Dicționar Român

  • Strabo — Strabo, griech. Geograph, geb. um 63 v. Chr. zu Amasia im Pontus, gest. in höherm Alter zu Rom, verfaßte nach großen Reisen ein geogr. Werk (»Geographika«) in 17 Büchern, hg. von Meineke (2. Aufl. 1866), übersetzt von Forbiger (1856 62 u.ö.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Strabo — Strabo, geb. um 66 vor Chr. zu Amasea in Kappadocien, bereiste den größten Theil des röm. Reichs, studierte die älteren Geographen gründlich u. trug die geograph. Kenntnisse seiner Zeit in 17 Büchern »Geographica« zusammen, die uns größtentheils… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Strabo — [strā′bō] 63? B.C. A.D. 21?; Gr. geographer …   English World dictionary

  • Strabo — /stray boh/, n. 63? B.C. A.D. 21?, Greek geographer and historian. * * * born с 64 BC, Amaseia, Pontus, Asia Minor died after AD 21 Greek geographer and historian. Born to a well connected family, he studied under Aristodemus before moving to… …   Universalium

  • Strabo — Geographer c.64 BC.     Strabo was born at Pontus, but spent some years at Alexandria in Egypt; in the seventeenth and last book of his Geographia (which was written in Greek), he gives a short account of the geography of Egypt and other details… …   Ancient Egypt

  • Strabo — (ca. 64 b.c. 25 a.d.)    An important ancient Greek traveler, geographer, and historian whose book on geography covered most parts of the known world of his day, including the plains of Mesopotamia and the surrounding territories. Strabo, who was …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

  • Strabo — (c. 63 bc–ad 23) Greek geographer and historian Strabo, who was born at Amaseia (now Amasya in Turkey), traveled to Rome in 44 BC and remained there until about 31 BC. He visited Corinth in 29 BC and in about 24 BC sailed up the Nile. Although… …   Scientists

  • Strabo — Strabon Geographe (Gravur von André Thevet; Illustration im Buch Les vrais pourtraits et vies des hommes, Paris 1584) Strabon (* etwa 63 v. Chr. in Amaseia in Pontos, † nach 23 n. Chr.), altgr. Στράβων, lateinisch Strabo („der …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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