Pausanias's Description of Greece

Pausanias's Description of Greece

Paperback Cambridge Library Collection - Classics

Edited and translated by Sir James George Frazer

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 700 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 216mm x 48mm | 907g
  • Publication date: 15 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1108047254
  • ISBN 13: 9781108047258
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: 81 b/w illus. 1 colour illus. 7 maps

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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.

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Commentary on Book II. Corinth; Commentary on Book III. Laconia; Commentary on Book IV. Messenia; Commentary on Book V. Elis.