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Guide to Greece, Volume 2: Southern Greece (Penguin Classics) (New)
Book ID: 9780140442267, 014044226X
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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. 560 pages.
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