Historical Figure
Nationality: Greek citizen of the Roman Republic/Roman Empire
Date of Birth: 64 or 63 BCE
Date of Death: c. 24 CE
Cause of Death: Unknown
Occupation: Author of Non-Fiction, Philosopher
Spouse: Unknown
Fictional Appearances:
"The Maltese Elephant"
Set in OTL
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference

Strabo (Greek: Στράβων Strabōn; 64 or 63 BC – c. AD 24) was a Greek geographer, philosopher, and historian who lived in Asia Minor during the transitional period of the Roman Republic into the Roman Empire. He was a well traveled man, and used his experiences to create Geographica, his most important surviving work, completed shortly before his death. Little is known of his personal life, including his full name.

Strabo in "The Maltese Elephant"[]

The sixth book of Strabo's geography contained an observation of characteristics shared by the elephants and dogs of Malta: "Proketai de tou Pakhynou Melite, hothen ta kynidia te kai elephantidia, ha kalousi Melitaia, kai Gaudos." [1]


  1. See, e.g., Counting Up, Counting Down, p. 167.