For other publications by the author of this website, go to

Comments? Contact

2009 Sarah Pothecary
Web design by forbiddencolour


Back to




Last updated: June 2010. This page focuses on, but is not limited to, English language publications and websites. Archived material from this page is incorporated in Strabo: Bibliography (since 1995)

a new collection and translation of the fragments of Eratosthenes’ Geography by Duane Roller, now available from Princeton University Press. Click here for a review. In the parlance of classical studies, ‘fragments’ are references by ancient writers to those many literary works that have not survived to the present time. Strabo is the ancient writer who refers more frequently than does any other to Eratosthenes. The result is that some eighty to ninety percent of the material translated by Roller in this new collection of fragments comes from Strabo’s work. Roller’s latest offering is therefore as relevant to students of Strabo’s Geography as to students of Eratosthenes. It will also be of interest to all those studying the development of ancient scientific thought. Roller’s ability to cater to all constituencies is evident in the extremely useful, well-supported yet highly readable introductory material, in which he notes inter alia that Eratosthenes was responsible for initiating geography as a discipline and probably even coined the word.

... the eighth volume of Strabons Geographika, edited by Stefan Radt and published by Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, published in 2009. Vols 1-4 of this important new series presented us with a critical edition of the Greek text of Strabo’s Geography. Vols 5-8 provided us with a commentary in German. Vol. 9 (due 2011) will contain the Greek text of shortened versions (from the medieval period) of the Geography. The tenth and final volume will contain an index. For more information, see Editions of Strabo’s Geography.

Permanent link:

Logo of the Ancient World Mapping Center... regularly updated, the Ancient World Mapping Center website is run from the University of North Carolina and is dedicated to cartography and geography within the field of ancient studies. The website includes updates for the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World.