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Pausanias

[paw-sey-nee-uh s]
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noun
  1. flourished a.d. c175, Greek traveler, geographer, and author.
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Examples from the Web for pausanias

Historical Examples

  • The works of Dædalus are described by Pausanias as rude and uncomely in aspect.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327

    Various

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

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

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

    Hellenica

    Xenophon

  • As for Pausanias, on his arrival at home he was tried on the capital charge.

    Hellenica

    Xenophon


British Dictionary definitions for pausanias

Pausanias

noun
  1. 2nd century ad, Greek geographer and historian. His Description of Greece gives a valuable account of the topography of ancient Greece
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