Pausanias (geographer)

Pausanias (/pɔːˈsniəs/; Greek: Παυσανίας Pausanías; c.110 AD – c.180 AD)[1] was a Greek traveler and geographer of the second century AD, who lived in the time of the Roman emperors Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, and Marcus Aurelius.

Manuscript (1485), Description of Greece by Pausanias at the Laurentian Library
Bornc.110 AD
Diedc.180 AD (aged 70)
OccupationTraveler and geographer

He is famous for his Description of Greece (Ancient Greek: Ἑλλάδος Περιήγησις, Hellados Periegesis),[2] a lengthy work that describes ancient Greece from his firsthand observations. This work provides crucial information for making links between classical literature and modern archaeology.