Pausanias, the Periegete
(520 words)

ca. AD 130–180;

known as a Greek travel writer.


Only one work is extant under the name of Pausanias, entitled Description of Greece.


The work is transmitted in 24 manuscripts, none of them are older than the 15th cent.; they can be divided into three categories.


A Latin translation of the Greek edition was published.


Greek Titl…

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Frateantonio, Christa, “Pausanias, the Periegete”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 15 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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