London: Penguin Books, 1979. Newberry, John; Lacey, Jeffery [maps & plans]. Soft Cover. 8vo. Fine. Item #006840
Two volumes. Soft cover. Volume 1: Central Greece - xvi, , 587 pp. Covers Athens, Delphi, and Mycenae. Volume 2: Southern Greece - xi, , 534 pp. Covers Olympia, Sparta, Arcadia, and Bassae. B&W maps and illustrations. Some creasing to lower corners of front covers of both, and light wear to spine ends of volume 2. Else a very nice set. Pausanias was a Greek traveller and writer in the second century A.D. His Guide to Greece is an extremely comprehensive guidebook for tourists, concentrating on buildings, tombs, and statues and including a lot of information on the mythological, religious, and historical background to the monuments described. It is so informative that it may be called the foundation of classical archaeology and this ancient Baedeker is still used as a guide to classical Greece. Peter Levi has visited the sites himself and his brilliant commentary in this two-volume edition includes reference to all the most important discoveries of modern scholarship and archaeology.