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Pausanias active approximately 150-175

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Works: 242 works in 670 publications in 10 languages and 7,845 library holdings
Genres: Guidebooks  Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DF27, 888.9
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Guide to Greece by Pausanias( Book )

48 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and Chinese and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in the second century AD by a Greek traveler for a predominantly Roman audience, Pausanias' "Guide to Greece" is an extraordinarily literate and well-informed guidebook. A study of buildings, traditions and myth, it describes with precision and eloquence the glory of classical Greece shortly before its ultimate decline in the third century. This volume, the first of two, concerns the five provinces of central Greece, with an account of cities including Athens, Corinth and Thebes and a compelling depiction of the Oracle at Delphi. Along the way, Pausanias recounts Greek legends that are unknown from any other source and quotes a wealth of classical literature and poetry that would otherwise have been lost. An inspiration to Byron and Shelley, the "Guide to Greece" remains one of the most influential travel books ever written
Pausanias Description of Greece by Pausânias( Book )

27 editions published between 1917 and 1971 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

JACKET -- PLUTARCH (Plutarchus, c. A.D. 45-120), was born at Chaeronea in Boeotia in central Greece, studied philosophy at Athens, and, after coming to Rome as a teacher in philosophy, was given consular rank by the emperor Trajan and a procuratorship in Greece by Hadrian. Married and father of one daughter and four sons, he appears as a man of kindly character and independent thought. Studious and learned, he wrote on many subjects. Most popular have always been the 46 Parallel Lives, biographies planned to be ethical examples in pairs (in each pair one Greek person and one similar Roman), though the last four lives are single. All are invaluable sources of our knowledge of the lives and characters of Greek and Roman statesmen or soldiers or orators. Plutarch's many other varied extant works about 60 in number, are known as 'Moral Essays' or 'Moral Works'. They are of high literary value, besides being of great use to people interested in philosophy, ethics and religion
Pausaniae Graeciae descriptio by Pausânias( Book )

28 editions published between 1583 and 1981 in 6 languages and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pausanias's Description of Greece by Pausanias( Book )

4 editions published between 1898 and 1913 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mythology & monuments of ancient Athens : being a translation of a portion of the 'Attica' of Pausanias by Pausanias( Book )

6 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pausanias's Description of Greece by Pausanias( Book )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pausanias' Description of Greece by Pausanias( Book )

17 editions published between 1886 and 1912 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description de la Grèce by Pausânias( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in Greek, Ancient and French and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description de la Grèce. L'Elide (I) by Pausanias( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Attica of Pausanias by Pausanias( Book )

2 editions published in 1907 in Greek, Ancient and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pausanias en Corinthie (Livre II, 1 à 15) texte, traduction, commentaire archéologique et topographique by Pausanias( Book )

4 editions published in 1958 in French and English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guida della Grecia by Pausânias( Book )

15 editions published between 1583 and 1972 in 4 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cornelii Nepotis Vitæ excellentium imperatorum : collatione quatuor MS. recognitæ : accessit Aristomenis Messenii vita ex Pausaniâ by Cornelius Nepos( Book )

9 editions published between 1675 and 1972 in Latin and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The description of Greece by Pausanias( Book )

12 editions published in 1794 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arx Athenarvm a Pavsania descripta by Pausanias( Book )

6 editions published in 1901 in Greek, Ancient and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guide to Greece by Pausanias( Book )

26 editions published between 1971 and 1985 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second century A.D. traveller's guide to Greek buildings, tombs, and statues, including mythological, religious, and historical background of sites from Delphi to Olympia. Volume One describes central Greece, including Athens, Delphi, and Mycenae
The description of Greece by Pausanias( Book )

6 editions published in 1824 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pausanias à Delphes by Georges Daux( Book )

4 editions published in 1936 in French and English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pausaniae Graeciae descriptio, ad optimorum librorum fidem accurate edita by Pausanias( Book )

15 editions published in 1829 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pausanias, ou Voyage historique de la Grèce by Pausanias( Book )

16 editions published between 1733 and 1795 in French and Dutch and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pausanias' Description of Greece is in ten books, each dedicated to some portion of Greece. He begins his tour in Attica, where the city of Athens and its demes dominate the discussion. Subsequent books describe Corinth, Laconia, Messenia, Elis, Achaia, Arcadia, Boetia, Phocis and Ozolian Locris. The project is more than topographical; it is a cultural geography. Pausanias digresses from description of architectural and artistic objects to review the mythological and historical underpinnings of the society that produced them. As a Greek writing under the auspices of the Roman empire, he found himself in an awkward cultural space, between the glories of the Greek past he was so keen to describe and the realities of a Greece beholden to Rome as a dominating imperial force. His work bears the marks of his attempt to navigate that space and establish an identity for Roman Greece. Cf. Wikipedia
 
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