(c.63 BC-24 AD)

Born in Pontus (today's Turkey), Strabo was to join the Roman prefect of Egypt, Aelius Gallus, and later also travelled from Armenia to Sardinia, and from the Black Sea to Ethiopia. In the work Geography, which consisted of 17 books, he described the world in a very dry, but clear way. He dismissed the seafarer Pytheas as a hoax, and gives many details of the then known world.

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