64 BC - Strabo, was born in a wealthy family from Amaseia in Pontus (modern Amasya Turkey), which had recently become part of the Roman Empire. He was a Greek historian, geographer and philosopher. He is mostly famous for his 17-volume work Geographica, which presented a descriptive history of people and places from different regions of the world known to his era.
44 BC - He states that he saw P. Servilius Isauricus, who died at Rome in advanced years, from which it has been inferred that he visited Rome early in life.
29 BC - He also tells us that he was at Gyaros (one of the Cyclades) when Augustus was at Corinth on his return to Rome from the East.
25 - 24 BC - He accompanied the prefect of Egypt, Aelius Gallus, on his expedlitionto Upper Egypt.
21 AD - The latest event mentioned in his work is the death of Juba, king of Mauretania.
23 - 17 AD - Probably he was then in Rome; the fact that his work passed unnoticed by Roman writers such as the elder Pliny does not prove the contrary.
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