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Guide to Greece : Southern Greece - Pausanias

Guide to Greece

Southern Greece

By: Pausanias, John Newberry (Illustrator), Jeffery Lacey (Illustrator), Peter Levi (Transcribed by)

Paperback

Published: 7th August 1984
For Ages: 18+ years old
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The second volume of the time-honored travel book about Greece, written 2,000 years ago

Written 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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

ISBN: 9780140442267
ISBN-10: 014044226X
Series: Guide to Greece
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 560
Published: 7th August 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Volume Number: 2
Dimensions (cm): 0.1 x 10.0  x 0.1
Weight (kg): 20.0
Edition Number: 2