Description of Greece, I: Books 1-2 (Attica and Corinth) by Pausanias, W. H. S. Jones PDF

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By Pausanias, W. H. S. Jones

Pausanias, born most likely in Lydia in Asia Minor, was once a Greek of the 2d century CE, approximately 120–180, who travelled commonly not just in Asia Minor, Palestine, Egypt and North Africa, but in addition in Greece and in Italy, together with Rome. He left an outline of Greece in ten books, that is like a topographical guidebook or travel of Attica, the Peloponnese, and important Greece, crammed out with ancient money owed and occasions and digressions on evidence and wonders of nature. His leader curiosity was once the monuments of paintings and structure, specially the main recognized of them; the accuracy of his descriptions of those is proved by means of surviving is still. The Loeb Classical Library version of Pausanias is in 5 volumes; the 5th quantity comprises maps, plans, illustrations, and a common index.

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Repented of their treatment of Themistocles, and that his relations took up his bones and brought them from Magnesia. And the children of Themistocles certainly returned and set up in the Parthenon a painting, on which is a portrait of Themistocles. The most noteworthy sight in the Peiraeus is a precinct of Athena and Zeus. Both their images are of bronze Zeus holds a staff and a Victory, Athena a spear. Here is a portrait of Leosthenes and of his sons, painted by Arcesilaus. This Leosthenes at the head of the Athenians and the united Greeks defeated the Macedonians in Boeotia and again outside Thermopylae, forced them into Lamia over against Oeta, and shut them up there.

8-vii. 2 had children he took a fancy to Berenice, whom Antipater had sent to Egypt with Eurydice. He love with this woman and had children by her, and when his end drew near he left the kingdom of Eg}'pt to Ptolemy (from whom the Athenians name their tribe) being the son of Berenice and not of the daughter of Antipater. VII. This Ptolemy fell in love with Arsinoe, his full sister, and married her, violating herein Macedonian custom, but following that of his Egyptian subjects. Secondly he put to death his brother fell in Argaeus, who and he was who brought down from Memphis the it was, it corpse of Alexander.

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