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The description of Greece . translated from the Greek. With notes in which much of the mythology of the Greeks is unfolded from a theory which has been for many ages unknown. Illustrated with maps and views. A new edition, with considerable augmentations.


Published by Priestley and Weale, London, 1824
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Second edition (first published in 1794), second issue with Weale added in the imprint, edited and with additional notes by Thomas Taylor, the Platonist; 3 vols., 8vo, 2 engraved folding maps, 5 folding copperplates, bound without the half-title pages in contemporary full calf, neatly rebacked, gilt-lettered direct on spine; some minor scuffing and rubbing of the boards, otherwise a very good, sound set. One of the most important texts of classical antiquity, first published by Aldus in 1516, a second-century A.D. guidebook, in the form of a tour, through the Peloponese and northern Greece, divided into ten books: 1. Attica and Megara. 2. Argolis, including Mycenae, Tiryns, and Epidaurus. 3. Laconia. 4. Messenia. 5-6. Elis, including Olympia; 7. Achaea. 8. Arcadia. 9. Boeotia. 10. Phocis, including Delphi. In each, Pausanias describes the historical sites, topography, and customs of the regions, often adding historical background information, bits of local folklore, and relating contemporary anecdotes. Rather than attempting inclusiveness Pausanias limits his discussions to "the most famous?traditions and sights; from the mass of materials I have aimed from the outset at selecting the really notable" (EB, 11th ed). It is, however, in descriptions of monuments of ancient art and architecture that Pausanias excels, and which have made this a work of lasting importance. As J.G. Frazer noted, "without him the ruins of Greece would for the most part be a labyrinth without a clue, a riddle without an answer?.His book furnishes the clue to the labyrinth, the answer to many riddles. It will be studied so long as ancient Greece shall continue to engage the attention and awaken the interest of mankind." With the bookseller Marks & Co.'s (84 Charing Cross Road) 1952 invoice for the book to one O. J. Arkles of Saskatchewan, Canada laid in, together with a T.L.s. from Marks and Co., stating that the book is available and has been sent by book post. With the dated ownership signature of Arkles in each volume. Lowndes p.1807. Bookseller Inventory # 47015

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Title: The description of Greece . translated from ...

Publisher: Priestley and Weale, London

Publication Date: 1824

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