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 (pô-sā′nē-əs) fl. second century ad.
Greek geographer and historian who wrote Description of Greece, a valuable source on the topography and history of ancient Greece.


(Biography) 2nd century ad, Greek geographer and historian. His Description of Greece gives a valuable account of the topography of ancient Greece


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fl. A.D. c175, Greek traveler and geographer.
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The Apostle Paul, Strabo, Appian, Apuleis, Plutarch, Pausanius, and other ancient writers who reference Corinth provide ample primary source material.
was as delightful in his praise of Roussillon wine, of which his Pausanius had liberally imbibed at and after the wedding, as he was in his tongue-twisting iteration of the many scholarly subjects he'd mastered.
He looks at a book; "he could see the large letters at the head of the page" (and here Eliot breaks her narrative to print, in capital letters, a chapter title from Pausanius in the original Greek, a language that only a select portion of her novel's readership, even in 1863, would have been able to read): "yet an hour ago he had been looking at that page, and it had suggested no more meaning to him than if the letters had been black weather-marks on a wall; but at this moment they were once again the magic signs that conjure up a world.
As an example, Pausanius was sold last year because there was no way he could have won the money his owners were offered.
In Plato's Symposium, Pausanius argues that such love actually elevated the "soul" of the beloved, since the love was anchored in a spiritual, rather than an erotic, relationship.
Pausanius Strabo the Bible in Greek Aeschylus Galen Xenophon, Opera and Hippocrates.
36) The renowned Spartan commander of the allied Greek army at Plataea, Pausanius, soon after that event, adopted Persian attire in preference over Spartan attire, and some eight years after Plataea, was walled up at the temple in which he had taken refuge, and starved to death on the revelation that he had defected to the Persian king and intended to turn Greece over to his authority.
From Pausanius she finds evidence that Pheidias invented the idea of framing the scene with the cosmological images of Helios and Selene (the Sun and the Moon), as seen on the East Pediment.
In 1865, they were identified with a dedication on the Athenian Acropolis seen by the traveler Pausanius around AD 170.
He takes into account a vast array of sources including New World voyages as well as a great many philosophers--Plato, Aristotle, Pausanius, Pomponius Mela, and Plutarch among others--and benefits from his reading in natural history as well as Scripture and classical mythography.
However, the fact that we know about that attack in the first place is due to Greek and Roman historians, among them Pausanius and Diodorus Siculus, who recorded the event when, or shortly after, it happened.
Reexamining, in particular, relevant passages in Pausanius, Brosius concludes rather that, in fact, these deities were "persianized" manifestations of the cult of Artemis.