Pausanias's Description of Greece (Paperback)
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Short Description for Pausanias's Description of Greece Sir James Frazer's 1898 six-volume translation of and commentary on Pausanias, the second-century CE traveller and antiquarian.
- Published: 15 May 2012
- Format: Paperback 700 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781108047258 ISBN 10: 1108047254
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Sir James Frazer (1854-1941) is best remembered today for The Golden Bough, widely considered to be one of the most important early texts in the fields of psychology and anthropology. Originally a classical scholar, whose entire working life was spent at Trinity College, Cambridge, Frazer also produced this translation of and commentary on the works of Pausanias, the second-century CE traveller and antiquarian whose many references to myths and legends provided him with material for his great study of religion. The six-volume work was published in 1898, after the first edition of The Golden Bough (also reissued in this series), and while Frazer was working on material for the second. Volume 3 is a detailed commentary on Pausanias' Books II-V, on Corinth, Laconia, Messenia and Elis, using both the experience of Frazer's own travels in Greece and the reports of other antiquarians and archaeologists.