Pausanias' Guide To Ancient Greece

Overview

A Greek who lived in Asia Minor during the second century A.D., Pausanias traveled through Greece and wrote an invaluable description of its classical sites that is a treasure trove of information on archaeology, religion, history, and art. Although ignored during his own time, Pausanias is increasingly important in ours—to historians, tourists, and archaeologists. Christian Habicht offers a wide-ranging study of Pausanias' work and personality. He investigates his background, chronology, and methods, and also ...

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Overview

A Greek who lived in Asia Minor during the second century A.D., Pausanias traveled through Greece and wrote an invaluable description of its classical sites that is a treasure trove of information on archaeology, religion, history, and art. Although ignored during his own time, Pausanias is increasingly important in ours—to historians, tourists, and archaeologists. Christian Habicht offers a wide-ranging study of Pausanias' work and personality. He investigates his background, chronology, and methods, and also discusses Pausanias' value as a guide for modern scholars and travellers, his attitude toward the Roman world he lived in, and his reception among critics in modern times. A new preface summarizes the most recent scholarship.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520061705
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 1/12/1999
  • Series: Sather Classical Lectures Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Christian Habicht is Professor at the School of Historical Studies,
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He is the author of Athens from Alexander to Antony (1997) and Cicero the Politician (1990).

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface to the 1985 Edition
Preface to the 1998 Paperback Edition
List of Abbreviations
I The Man and His Work 1
II Pausanias as a Guide 28
III Pausanias and the Evidence of inscriptions 64
IV Pausanias on the History of Greece 95
V The Roman World of Pausanias 117
VI A Profile of Pausanias 141
Appendix 1 165
Appendix 2 176
Bibliography 181
Index of Passages Cited 187
General Index 197
Index of Significant Greek Words 207
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