By Maria Pretzler

ISBN-10: 0715634968

ISBN-13: 9780715634967

during this publication, Maria Pretzler combines a radical advent to Pausanias with intriguing new views. She considers the method and impacts that formed the "Periegesis", and maps out its literary and cultural context. Pausanias' textual content documents modern interpretations of monuments and traditions, and is anxious with the identification and historical past of Greece, concerns that have been the most important issues for Greeks below Roman rule. Parallels with a number of texts of the interval provide insights into Pausanias' attitudes in addition to illustrating vital features of moment Sophistic tradition. A dialogue of Greek texts that take care of fictional or genuine go back and forth reports presents a historical past for an in depth learn of the Periegesis as trip literature. Pausanias' therapy of geography and his descriptions of landscapes, towns and artistic endeavors are thought of intimately, and there's additionally a research of his equipment as a historian. the ultimate chapters take care of Pausanias' effect on sleek methods to Greece and old Greek culture.

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