Pausanias' attitude to antiquities

  title={Pausanias' attitude to antiquities},
  author={Karim Arafat},
  journal={The Annual of the British School at Athens},
  pages={387 - 409}
  • K. Arafat
  • Published 1 November 1992
  • History
  • The Annual of the British School at Athens
This article examines the criteria by which the periegete Pausanias selected the objects he discussed. His interest in manifestations of age in the material of artefacts, in their technique, and in their design is considered as a basis for his distinction between the recent and distant past. The historical and social background to his writings is also considered. 
8 Citations
Pausanias and the historiography of Classical Sparta
The Periegesis of Pausanias has finally entered the world of serious literature. Long after the way was first shown, the Magnesian has arrived and duly taken his place in the intellectual world of
Ethnicity and early Greek states: historical and material perspectives
  • C. Morgan
  • Sociology
    Proceedings of the Cambridge Philological Society
  • 1992
This article is an exploration of two distinct but related aspects of political life in the early Greek world, ethnicity (the conscious expression of group identity), and the existence of ethne, a
Geography and history in Boiotia c.550-335BC
The thesis discusses the relationship between geography and history in Boiotia between the middle of the sixth century and 335BC. The study is based on the belief that the history of Boiotia is
Image and ritual: reflections on the religious appreciation of classical art
  • J. Elsner
  • Art, History
    The Classical Quarterly
  • 1996
It is a cliché that most Greek art (indeed most ancient art) was religious in function. Yet our histories of Classical art, having acknowledged this truism, systematically ignore the religious


The Date of the Athenian Stoa at Delphi
  • J. Walsh
  • History
    American Journal of Archaeology
  • 1986
This article attempts to show that the Athenian Stoa at Delphi was not built to display spoils taken in a conflict with Persia, and that the time for construction most consonant with the literary,
An Archæology of Greece: The Present State and Future Scope of a Discipline
Classical archaeology probably enjoys a wider appeal than any other branch of classical or archaeological studies. As an intellectual and academic discipline, however, its esteem has not matched its
Classical Zeus: A Study in Art and Literature
The gigantomachy births trivial pursuits? libations the introduction of Heracles - Heracles and Hebe the judgement of Paris varia.
The Domestication of the Savage Mind
List of tables and figures Preface 1. Evolution and communication 2. Intellectuals in pre-literate societies? 3. Literacy, criticism and the growth of knowledge 4. Literacy and classification: on
Pots and Politics: Ceramic Evidence for the Rise of the Argive State
This paper traces the development of structured intersite relations in the Argolid during the Iron Age. Archaeological and historical evidence for the development of the principal communities around
The Power of Images in the Age of Augustus
Art and architecture are mirrors of a society. They reflect the state of its values, especially in times of crisis or transition. Upon this premise Paul Zanker builds an interpretation of Augustan
Literacy in the Athenian Democracy
How many Athenians in the fifth and fourth centuries B. C. could read and write ? The author discusses in detail the evidence of ostracism, the law-courts, the secretaries, inscriptions and public
The canon of Polykleitos: a question of evidence
It is now rather over a century since the marble statue of a youth in Naples was recognised as a copy of the Doryphoros of Polykleitos, and the first attempt made to extract from it the mathematical
How the Greeks Built Cities
Describes and analyzes the designs and rules of the shrines, temples, gymnasiums, agoras, fortifications, houses, and other structures of ancient Greek cities.
Literacy in Traditional Societies.
Introduction Jack Goody 1. The consequences of literacy Jack Goody and Ian Watt 2. Implications of literacy in traditional China and India Kathleen Gough 3. Literacy in a Buddhist village in