Pausanias, the Greek historian and visitor, lived and wrote round the moment century advert, through the interval whilst Greece had fallen peacefully to the Roman Empire. whereas fragments from this era abound, Pausanias' Periegesis ("description") of Greece is the single totally preserved textual content of commute writing to have survived. This assortment makes use of Pausanias as a multifaceted lens yielding integral information regarding the cultural global of Roman Greece.
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Perhaps, then, Pausanias was already in his teens by the 120s, having been born ca. d. 110 rather than ca. 115. d. 180. Was this somewhat slight modiﬁcation of Habicht’s conclusions worth the argumentative ink? It does have some consequences, albeit modest. The earlier we make Pausanias’s birth, the more exposure he has to the philhellenism of Hadrian, and the more he might be supposed to identify Hadrian’s reign with his own youth. d. d. 128/9. d. 12 The long reign of Pius— twenty-three staid and solid years of an emperor who reduced the public salary 24 Pausanias and His Periegesis of Mesomedes, virtuoso exponent of the most fashionable form of contemporary Greek singing, citharoedia13 —would have fallen in Pausanias’s middle life, as he aged from twenty-eight to ﬁfty-one.
What is perhaps most remarkable about the Periegesis of Greece, from the point of view of its writing, is the unusual care the author took in transforming landscape into discourse. Pausanias’s work reﬂects a deep and ongoing process of wrestling with a transcription that would both evoke his Greece as a set of ideals in literary form and preserve the geographic particularity of the topography he walked through. Part of the difﬁculty lay in evoking the nature of journeying—both as a particular kind of movement from site to site and as an incremental process of learning through experience—despite the written form of the map he constructed.
But whether his training was in Asia Minor or Athens, the choice of Attic for a work whose spirit was to be chieﬂy Herodotean is no surprise. c. orator and historian Hegesias. In an era in which Greeks were as proud as they had ever been of their native cities, it would be understandable Inspiration and Aspiration 27 that Pausanias should have admired Hegesias in the same way as Dionysius of Halicarnassus admired Herodotus; if he did indeed study rhetoric in Smyrna, understandable too that Pausanias should have exhibited some of the more irritating features of an Asianic style that we ﬁnd in the extant declamations of Smyrna’s sophistic doyen M.
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