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Pausanias’ Messenian Itinerary and the Journeys of the Past

Hawes, Greta


Messene was unusual among ancient poleis. It was one of the few major settlements on the Greek mainland to be founded in the Hellenistic period. Moreover, on account of this, its claim to a culturally authoritative past rooted in the mythic period could not rest on suppositions about the continuity of knowledge handed down through the continuation of civic, cultic, and communal institutions. This chapter examines how Pausanias’ account of Messenia (book four of his Periegesis) approaches...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Paths of Knowledge: Interconnection(s) between knowledge and journey in the Greco-Roman World
DOI: 10.17171/3-53-9
Access Rights: Open Access


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