Description of Greece, Volume I: Books 1-2 (Attica and Corinth) (Loeb Classical Library)

Description of Greece, Volume I: Books 1-2 (Attica and Corinth) (Loeb Classical Library)

by Pausanias
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674991044

ISBN-13: 9780674991040

Pub. Date: 01/28/1918

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Pausanias, born probably in Lydia in Asia Minor, was a Greek of the 2nd century CE, about 120—180, who travelled widely not only in Asia Minor, Palestine, Egypt and North Africa, but also in Greece and in Italy, including Rome. He left a description of Greece in ten books, which is like a topographical guidebook or tour of Attica, the Peloponnese, and central

Overview

Pausanias, born probably in Lydia in Asia Minor, was a Greek of the 2nd century CE, about 120—180, who travelled widely not only in Asia Minor, Palestine, Egypt and North Africa, but also in Greece and in Italy, including Rome. He left a description of Greece in ten books, which is like a topographical guidebook or tour of Attica, the Peloponnese, and central Greece, filled out with historical accounts and events and digressions on facts and wonders of nature. His chief interest was the monuments of art and architecture, especially the most famous of them; the accuracy of his descriptions of these is proved by surviving remains.

The Loeb Classical Library edition of Pausanias is in five volumes; the fifth volume contains maps, plans, illustrations, and a general index.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674991040
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1918
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #93
Edition description:
8th printing/1st pub.1918
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Bibliographical Addendum

Preface

Introduction

Description of Greece

Book I. Attica

Book II. Corinth

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