Guide to Greece Volume 2: Southern Greece

ISBN-10: 014044226X
ISBN-13: 9780140442267
Edition: 2nd 1979 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $20.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1979
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 8/7/1984
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 4.75" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Pausanias traveled through Greece in the middle of the second century a.d. On the way, he wrote about his travels in 10 rich books, beginning at Athens and ending up at Delphi, the site of Apollo's ancient oracle. From his writings, it is clear that Pausanias also knew Palestine, Syria, Asia Minor (now Turkey), Egypt, and parts of Italy, including Rome. Pausanias liked especially to describe monumental art and architecture, much of it religious in nature. Pausanias routinely gave attention to the history and topography of the most important cities he visited. His descriptions of the wonders of nature reveal his own attitude of personal curiosity. Especially significant for the study of religions are his accounts of local ceremonies, superstitions, legends, and folklore. These are often not as detailed as one might like, but they are invaluable clues to the religious life of Greece in the middle of the second century.

Yevgeny Yevtushenko (1933-) is a Russian poet, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter and actor.

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