Guide to Greece: Central Greece
By Pausanias .
Published by Penguin Classics (1979)
These two volumes have long been a favourite of travellers to Greece. Written in the 2nd century AD as a guidebook for Roman tourists they give a vivid contemporary account of the monuments, and also delve into their historical and mythological background. Volume one covers Central Greece, including Athens, Corinth and Thebes and a compelling depiction of the Oracle at Delphi. Volume Two explores Southern Greece including Sparta, Arkadia, Bassae and the games at Olympia
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