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[paw-sey-nee-uh s] /pɔˈseɪ ni əs/
flourished a.d. c175, Greek traveler, geographer, and author. Unabridged
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  • In the inner room Pausanias saw the trident-mark, naturally near the .

  • See Pausanias, x. 37, where the oracle is somewhat different.

  • Two years after the battle of Chronea Philip is stricken down by the assassin Pausanias.

  • When Pausanias remarks that personal attachments are inimical to despots.

    Symposium Plato
  • Plistonax, the son of Pausanias, replied to an orator of Athens, who said the Lacedæmonians had no learning.

  • I thought that I heard him called Agathon, and my suspicion is that he is the beloved of Pausanias.

    Protagoras Plato
  • Pausanias departs from the official terminology of building inscriptions.

  • Things were progressing after this sort when King Pausanias intervened.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • But while Pausanias was fumbling in the money-bags, a new instance of the generosity of Drusus was presented.

    A Friend of Caesar William Stearns Davis
  • As for Pausanias, on his arrival at home he was tried on the capital charge.

    Hellenica Xenophon
British Dictionary definitions for Pausanias


2nd century ad, Greek geographer and historian. His Description of Greece gives a valuable account of the topography of ancient Greece
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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