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Guide To Greece : Central Greece - Pausanias

Guide To Greece

Central Greece

By: Pausanias

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Published: 1st September 1984
For Ages: 18+ years old
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The first volume of the time-honored travel book about Greece, written 2,000 years ago

Written in the second century AD by a Greek traveller 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, Guide to Greece remains one of the most influential travel books ever written.

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: 9780140442250
ISBN-10: 0140442251
Series: Penguin Classics, L225-226 : Book 1
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 1st September 1984
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.6  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1