J. G. Frazer (essay date 1900)
SOURCE: "Pausanias and His Description of Greece" in Pausanias and Other Greek Sketches, New York: The Macmillan Company, 1900, pp. 1-159.
[In the following essay, Frazer provides an overview of Pausanias and his Description of Greece, including Pausanias s background and peers, aim and method, beliefs and tastes, and accounts of his travels and digressions.]
It may be reckoned a peculiar piece of good fortune that among the wreckage of classical literature the Description of Greece by Pausanias should have come down to us entire. In this work we possess a plain, unvarnished account by an eye-witness of the state of Greece in the second century of our...
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