Pausanias: Travel and Memory in Roman Greece

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Pausanias, the Greek historian and traveler, lived and wrote around the second century AD, during the period when Greece had fallen peacefully to the Roman Empire. While fragments from this period 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195171327
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 1,078,844
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 5.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

University of Michigan

University of Michigan

Corpus Christi College, Oxford

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Table of Contents

I Pausanias and his Periegesis, the Traveler and the Text
1 Structuring "Greece": Pausanias's Periegesis as a Literary Construct 3
2 Inspiration and Aspiration: Date, Genre, and Readership 21
3 Pausanias and His Guides 33
4 Tourism and the Sacred: Pausanias and the Traditions of Greek Pilgrimage 40
Commentary: Reflections on Context 53
Commentary: The Joys of Pausanias 57
II Studies and Comparisons
5 Ideals and Ruins: Pausanias, Longinus, and the Second Sophistic 63
6 Art, Myth, and Travel in the Hellenistic World 93
7 Pausanias and the Chest of Kypselos 127
8 The Peculiar Book IV and the Problem of the Messenian Past 142
Commentary: Meanwhile, Back in Italy ...: Creating Landscapes of Allusion 154
Commentary: Sparta's Pausanias: Another Laconian Past 167
III Nachleben
9 A Temple Worth Seeing: Pausanias, Travelers, and the Narrative Landscape at Nemea 175
10 Pausanias and the Topographers: The Case of Colonel Leake 190
11 Farnell's Cults: The Making and Breaking of Pausanias in Victorian Archaeology and Anthropology 207
12 "Pausanias in Petticoats," or the Blue Jane 224
Commentary: "The Other in the Note": Chateaubriand's Rediscovery of Ancient Sparta 240
Commentary: Travel, Nostalgia, and Pausanias's Giant 247
Coda: A Pictorial Postscript 256
Notes 261
Bibliography 321
Contributors 355
Index of Cited Passages in Pausanias 359
General Index 363
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