Strabo Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)


Allen, T. W. “MSS. Of Strabo at Paris and Eton,” inThe Classical Quarterly IX, No. 1 (January 1915): 15-26 and No. 2 (April 1915): 86-96.

Detailed description of the Paris manuscripts of Book IX and additional information on the Eton manuscript.

Cook, J. M. “On Stephanus Byzantius’ Text of Strabo,” inThe Journal of Hellenic Studies LXXIX (1959): 19-26.

Analysis of a manuscript dated circa 500 a.d. explains why it deserves more scholarly attention than usually afforded it.

Diller, Aubrey. “Codex B of Strabo,” in American Journal of Philology LVI, No. 2 (1935): 97-102.

Presents conclusions as to the scholarly value of the B Codex.

———. “The Scholia on Strabo,” in Traditio X (1954): 29-50.

Analysis of the earliest scholia in the manuscripts of Strabo.

———. The Textual Tradition of Strabo’s Geography, Amsterdam: Adolf M. Hakkert, 1975, 222p.

Comprehensive history of manuscripts of Strabo.

Leaf, Walter. “Notes on the Text of Strabo XIII.1,” in The Journal of Hellenic Studies XXXVII (1917): 19-30.

Examines arguments concerning the textual corruptions found in Book XIII.

Pritchard, J. P. “Fragments of the Geography of Strabo in the Commentaries of Eustathius,” Classical Philology XXIX, No. 1 (January 1934): 63-65.

Describes how some previously unattributed fragments have been identified as the work of Strabo.

Sarton, George. “Roman, Hellenistic, and Chinese Geography and Geology,” in Introduction to the History of Science: Volume I: From Homer to Omar Khayyam, pp. 227-30. Baltimore: The Williams & Wilkins Company, 1927.

Extensive bibliography includes texts, translations, and general and specialized studies.


Leaf, Walter. “Strabo and Demetrios of Skepsis,” in The Annual of the British School at Athens XXII (1916-1917; 1917-1918): 23-47.

Account of the relationship between the scholar Demetrios and Strabo.

Paassen, Christiaan van. “The Heritage of Classical Greek Geography: Ptolemy and Strabo,” in The Classical Tradition of Geography, pp. 1-32. Groningen, Djakarta: J. B. Wolters, 1957.

Analyzes Strabo’s aim for his Geography as a political and philosophical work.

Sherwin-White, A. N. “The Northern Barbarians in Strabo and Caesar,” in Racial Prejudice in Imperial Rome, pp. 1-32. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1967.

Examines Strabo’s description of foreign barbarians.

Weller, Charles Heald. “The Extent of Strabo’s Travel in Greece” in Classical Philology I, No. 4 (October 1906): 339-56.

Examines the arguments concerning whether or not Strabo visited Greece.