Describing Greece: Landscape and Literature in the Periegesis of Pausanias by William HuttonDescribing Greece: Landscape and Literature in the Periegesis of Pausanias by William Hutton

Describing Greece: Landscape and Literature in the Periegesis of Pausanias

byWilliam Hutton

Paperback | August 14, 2008

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William Hutton provides the first exhaustive literary study of the Periegesis Hellados, the most important example of non-fictional travel literature in ancient Greek, to appear in nearly one hundred years. He examines Pausanias' arrangement and expression of his material and evaluates his authorial choices in light of the contemporary literary currents of the day and the cultural milieu of the Roman empire in the time of Hadrian and the Antonines. The descriptions offered in the Periegesis Hellados are also examined in the context of the archaeological evidence available for the places Pausanias visited.
Title:Describing Greece: Landscape and Literature in the Periegesis of PausaniasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.87 inPublished:August 14, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521072247

ISBN - 13:9780521072243

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Pausanias' world; 3. Designing the Periegesis; 4. Marking territories; 5. City descriptions; 6. The landscapes of language; 7. Sui generis; 8. A periegete's progress.

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This is a work of solid scholarship. Hutton is an elegant and clear writer who has produced a book extremely useful to both scholars and students. It will inspire scholars to read Pausanias cover to cover instead of consulting only certain passages relevant to their research." - Anthony J. Papalas, East Carolina University, Classical Bulletin