Pausanias (second century c.e.) Greek travel author of the Description of Greece, which covers topography, legends, myths, rituals, and histories of various places. It is an invaluable source for many myths and lost artworks. The 10 books are (1) Attica and Megara; (2) Argolis, and others; (3) Laconia; (4) Messenia; (5–6) Elis and Olympia; (7) Achaia; (8) Arcadia; (9) Boeotia; and (10) Phocis and Delphi.


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