FOLLOWING PAUSANIAS: THE QUEST FOR GREEK ANTIQUITY.

  • (New Castle, DE): Oak Knoll Press, 2007.
  • 4to.
  • printed paper-covered boards
  • 253 pages
  • ISBN: 9781584562092

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Following Pausanias: A Quest for Greek Antiquity is a study of Pausanias's ten-book travelogue Hellados Periegesis, which describes Greece as he experienced it in the second century. This multi-faceted academic analysis, sponsored by the National Hellenic Research Foundation and the American School of Classical Studies, considers the significant and long-term impact of this ancient source through its various translations and later editions. Twelve contributors focus on the political and cultural conditions that nurtured Pausaniass work, investigate his influence on the "revival" of Ancient Greece in the early modern era and examine how modern historians, archaeologists and art historians regard and evaluate Pausaniass work. Konstantinos Staikos, author of the History of the Library in Western Civilization series, provides an interesting chapter on the first printed edition of Periegesis, produced by Aldus Manutius in Venice in 1516. The volume is beautifully produced and illustrated, with color or black-and-white images on almost every page. The work concludes with a useful bibliography and index. Following Pausanias is an interesting and valuable resource regarding the influential work of Pausanias. It will be highly regarded by scholars of printing history, Greek antiquity and travel literature. English translation by Deborah Kazazi. Co-published with Kotinos Publications, Athens.