Guide to Greece: Central Greece download free [PDF and Ebook] by Pausanias

Guide to Greece: Central Greece download free [PDF and Ebook] by Pausanias year 1984
  • Book name: Guide to Greece: Central Greece
  • Author: Pausanias
  • Release date: 1984/2/4
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780140442250
  • Rating: 8.62 of 10
  • Votes: 814
  • Review by: Sean Cassidy
  • Review rating: 7.86 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/8
  • Total pages: 608
  • Includes a PDF summary of 52 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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, the Guide to Greece remains one of the most influential travel books ever written.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 31H55M12S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Classical History / Classical Civilisation, Classic Travel Writing, Society & Culture: General, Literary Essays, Travel Writing, Guidebooks
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 19.07 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x26mm
  • Weight: 415g
  • Printed by: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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