Description of Greece
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Description of Greece by Pausanias
Book DescriptionPausanias (fl. 150 CE), one of the Roman world s great travelers, sketches in Description of Greece the history, geography, landmarks, legends, and religious cults of all the important Greek cities. He shares his enthusiasm for great sites, describing them with care and an accuracy confirmed by comparison with monuments that still stand today.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674993297
(170mm x 110mm x 21mm)
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Dec-1955
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Pausanias
Pausanias, Paperback (November 2003)
While fragments from the second century AD abound, Pausanias' Periegesis ('description') of Greece is the only fully preserved text of travel writing to have survived. This collection uses Pausanias as a multifaceted lens yielding indispensable information about the cultural world of Roman Greece.
Guide to Greece, Paperback (March 1979)
Written by a Greek traveller in the second century for a principally Roman audience, "Pausanias' Guide to Greece" is a comprehensive guidebook concentrating on buildings, tombs and statues. It describes the myths, religious beliefs and historical background behind the monuments considered. This, second of two volumes, explores Southern Greece.
Description of Greece, Hardback (June 1977)» View all books by Pausanias
Pausanias (fl. 150 CE), one of the Roman world s great travelers, sketches in "Description of Greece" the history, geography, landmarks, legends, and religious cults of all the important Greek cities. He shares his enthusiasm for great sites, describing them with care and an accuracy confirmed by comparison with monuments that still stand today.
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