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    DescriptionWritten by a Greek traveller in the second century ad for a principally Roman audience, "Pausanias' Guide to Greece" is a comprehensive, extraordinarily literate and well-informed guidebook for tourists of the age. Concentrating on buildings, tombs and statues, it also describes in detail the myths, religious beliefs and historical background behind the monuments considered. In doing so, it preserves Greek legends, quotes classical literature and poetry that would otherwise have been lost, and offers a fascinating depiction of the glory of classical Greece immediately before its third-century decline. This, the second of two volumes, explores Southern Greece including Sparta, Arkadia, Bassae and the games at Olympia. An inspiration to travellers and writers across the ages, including Byron and Shelley, it remains one of the most influential of all travel books.


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    Title
    Guide to Greece
    Subtitle
    Southern Greece
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pausanias, Illustrated by John Newberry, Illustrated by Jeffery Lacey, Translated by Peter Levi
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 560
    Width: 1 mm
    Height: 1 mm
    Thickness: 1 mm
    Weight: 145 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140442267
    ISBN 10: 014044226X
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    BIC subject category V2: WTL
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23690
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000, TRV010000
    Ingram Theme: APPR/RDRCAT
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    DC22: 938
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DF, DF41
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG, 1DVG
    DC22: 913.8
    Thema V1.0: JB, DNL, NHD, WTL
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, map, bibliography
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    07 August 1984
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Pausanias was a Greek geographer and native of Lydia who explored Greece, Macedonia, Asia and Africa, before settling in Rome. Pausanias is believed to have lived in the second half of the second century A.D. and is thought by some historians to have been a doctor as well as a scholar.
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    Pausanias was a Greek traveller and writer in the second century A.D. His Guide to Greece is an extremely comprehensive guide book for tourists, concentrating on buildings, tombs and statues and including a lot of information on the mythological, religious and historical background to the monuments described. It is so informative that it may be called the foundation of classical archaeology and this ancient Baedeker is still used as a guide to classical Greece.