Geography: Herodotus and Strabo

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As humans, it is estimated that we travel upwards to more than fifty different locations per week. Whether it is a business trip or even a quick trip to the grocery store, we travel a lot. Though travelling might sound trivial and just a part of our daily lives, it is crucial to acknowledge and not overlook the idea of the act of travelling itself. How do we know where the grocery is? Where is Minnesota on a map? Most importantly, Where are we? The knowledge and ability to travel to cities, countries and even miniscule landmarks like grocery stores can be accredited to the subject of geography. To get to these places, you see, we had to at one point use a mental map or a physically drawn out map. Of course, maps have a strong association with the subject of geography but we must recognize the subject of geography didn't develop maps on their own nor any geographical methods that we so freely use without knowing the arduous process that produced these methods. It is rather scholars who seeked to understand their world a bit better and to expand, in addition to marking, the obvious knowledge their were many other locations in the world besides the part they were standing on. It is also important to note that these scholars hoped to discover the mysteries of the world they knew so little about at the time but also passing on their knowledge collectively with each other piecing the world to what it is today. It is not only maps that help us learn to travel but also the understanding of geographical elements like the weather that these scholars have contributed to the knowledge we all know of today that play a part in knowing how and when to travel. Today, we are going to focus on two scholars who were a vital piece in the field of geography, Herodotus and Strabo.

Often called the father of history, Herodotus was a greek historian who is referred to as one of the most reliable sources of history in the era of the 5th century that also revolutionized...
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