Pausanias Travel and Memory in Roman Greece

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Pub. Date: 2001-08-16
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Summary

Pausanias, the Greek historian and traveler, lived and wrote around thesecond century AD, during the period when Greece had fallen peacefully to theRoman Empire. While fragments from this period abound, Pausanias' Periegesis("description") of Greece is the only fully preserved text of travel writing tohave survived. This collection uses Pausanias as a multifaceted lens yieldingindispensable information about the cultural world of Roman Greece.

Table of Contents

I. PAUSANIAS AND HIS PERIEGESIS, THE TRAVELER AND THE TEXT
Structuring ``Greece'': Pausanias's Periegesis as a Literary Construct
3(18)
Jas Elsner
Inspiration and Aspiration: Date, Genre, and Readership
21(12)
Ewen Bowie
Pausanias and His Guides
33(7)
C. P. Jones
Tourism and the Sacred: Pausanias and the Traditions of Greek Pilgrimage
40(23)
Ian Rutherford
Commentaries
Reflections on Context
53(4)
Mario Torelli
The Joys of Pausanias
57(6)
David Konstan
II. STUDIES AND COMPARISONS
Ideals and Ruins: Pausanias, Longinus, and the Second Sophistic
63(30)
James I. Porter
Art, Myth, and Travel in the Hellenistic World
93(34)
Ada Cohen
Pausanias and the Chest of Kypselos
127(15)
A. M. Snodgrass
The Peculiar Book IV and the Problem of the Messenian Past
142(33)
Susan E. Alcock
Commentaries
Meanwhile, Back in Italy ...: Creating Landscapes of Allusion
154(13)
Bettina Bergmann
Sparta's Pausanias: Another Laconian Past
167(8)
Paul Cartledge
III. NACHLEBEN
A Temple Worth Seeing: Pausanias, Travelers, and the Narrative Landscape at Nemea
175(15)
Susan Buck Sutton
Pausanias and the Topographers: The Case of Colonel Leake
190(17)
J. M. Wagstaff
Farnell's Cults: The Making and Breaking of Pausanias in Victorian Archaeology and Anthropology
207(17)
John Henderson
``Pausanias in Petticoats,'' or The Blue Jane
224(37)
Mary Beard
Commentaries
``The Other in the Note'': Chateaubriand's Rediscovery of Ancient Sparta
240(7)
Stephen Bann
Travel, Nostalgia, and Pausanias's Giant
247(9)
John F. Cherry
Coda: A Pictorial Postscript
256(5)
Jas Elsner
Notes 261(60)
Bibliography 321(34)
Contributors 355(4)
Index of Cited Passages in Pausanias 359(4)
General Index 363

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