The most respected geographer and historian of ancient times. He was born at Amaseia in Pontus in 60 B.C.

As a historian, Strabon followed Polybius by giving an account of universal history from 146 B.C. to the foundation of the Roman Empire. As a geographer, he left a complete picture of the ancient world at the beginning of the empire in his surviving work, "Geography".

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