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Guide to Greece: v. 1
Author: Pausanias

ISBN: 9780140442250
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 29 March 1979
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.6
Description:
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 bes...

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