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Pausanias : travel writing in ancient Greece /
Maria Pretzler.
imprint
London : Duckworth, 2007.
description
xiii, 225 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0715634968 (pbk.), 9780715634967 (pbk.)
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imprint
London : Duckworth, 2007.
isbn
0715634968 (pbk.)
9780715634967 (pbk.)
contents note
Approaching Pausanias' Periegesis -- Pausanias : the man and his time -- The importance of travel writing -- Greek travel writing : between report and invention -- A sense of space : landscape and geography -- A sense of time : Pausanias as historian -- Describing a city -- Considering works of art -- Pausanias and his readers -- Discovering Greece with Pausanias.
catalogue key
6291416
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-208) and indexes.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Maria Pretzler is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Wales, Swansea.
Summaries
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The author combines a thorough introduction to Pausanias with new perspectives. She considers the process and influences that shaped the Periegesis, and maps out its literary and cultural context.
Main Description
In this book, Maria Pretzler combines a thorough introduction to Pausanias with exciting new perspectives. She considers the process and influences that shaped the "Periegesis", and maps out its literary and cultural context. Pausanias' text records contemporary interpretations of monuments and traditions, and is concerned with the identity and history of Greece, issues that were crucial concerns for Greeks under Roman rule. Parallels with various texts of the period offer insights into Pausanias' attitudes as well as illustrating important aspects of Second Sophistic culture. A discussion of Greek texts that deal with fictional or actual travel experiences provides a background for a detailed study of the Periegesis as travel literature. Pausanias' treatment of geography and his descriptions of landscapes, cities and artworks are considered in detail, and there is also a study of his methods as a historian. The final chapters deal with Pausanias' impact on modern approaches to Greece and ancient Greek culture.
Main Description
This book combines a thorough introduction to Pausanias with new perspectives. It considers the influences that shaped the Periegesis, and its literary and cultural context. Pausanias' text records contemporary interpretations of monuments and traditions, and is concerned with the identity and history of Greece. Parallels with various texts of the period offer insights into Pausanias' attitudes as well as illustrating aspects of Second Sophistic culture. A discussion of Greek texts that deal with fictional or actual travel provides a background for a detailed study of the Periegesis as travel literature. Pausanias' treatment of geography and his descriptions of landscapes, cities and artworks are considered, as are his methods as a historian. The final chapters deal with Pausanias' impact on modern approaches to Greece and ancient Greek culture.
Main Description
This book combines a thorough introduction to Pausanias with new perspectives. It considers the influences that shaped the Periegesis, and its literary and cultural context. Pausanias " text records contemporary interpretations of monuments and traditions, and is concerned with the identity and history of Greece. Parallels with various texts of the period offer insights into Pausanias " attitudes as well as illustrating aspects of Second Sophistic culture. A discussion of Greek texts that deal with fictional or actual travel provides a background for a detailed study of the Periegesis as travel literature. Pausanias " treatment of geography and his descriptions of landscapes, cities and artworks are considered, as are his methods as a historian. The final chapters deal with Pausanias " impact on modern approaches to Greece and ancient Greek culture.
Table of Contents
Editor's Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
List of Illustrationsp. xiii
Approaching Pausanias' Periegesisp. 1
Pausanias: the Man and his Timep. 16
The Importance of Travellingp. 32
Greek Travel Writing: Between Report and Inventionp. 44
A Sense of Space: Landscape and Geographyp. 57
A Sense of Time: Pausanias as Historianp. 73
Describing a Cityp. 91
Considering Works of Artp. 105
Pausanias and his Readersp. 118
Discovering Greece with Pausaniasp. 130
Epilogue: 'Solid Instruction and Refined Amusement'?p. 151
Notesp. 155
Bibliographyp. 187
Index Locorump. 209
General Indexp. 217
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