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Re: orion Solinus, Dio, Pliny, M. Agrippa

Steven Goranson writes:
> The statement "This passage [in Strabo] appears to represent the
>  sum total that Posidonius wrote on the Jews" is puzzling indeed. How does
>  Russell Gmirkin know, or assume he knows?

    The logic behind my statement is extremely straight forward.  First, had
Posidonius possessed additional information on the Jews, he obviously wouldn't
have relied exclusively on Hecataeus, a literary source.  Further, and more to
the point, as SG has himself often observed, Strabo was a fan of his fellow-
Stoic predecessor Posidonius, and frequently used him as a source.  Strabo was
very familiar with Posidonius's writings, and had Posidonius written further
on the Jews, Strabo would have incorporated this additional material at Geo.
    On this note I will end this thread, as I have no new information to add
of general interest to the list, and I don't want to indulge in idle polemics.

    Russell Gmirkin