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Pausanias (geographer): Quiz


Question 1: He is famous for his Description of Greece (Ἑλλάδος περιήγησις), a lengthy work that describes ________ from firsthand observations, and is a crucial link between classical literature and modern archaeology.
Ancient GreeceAlexander the GreatRoman GreeceClassical antiquity

Question 2: Pausanias was probably a native of Lydia; he was certainly familiar with the western coast of ________, but his travels extended far beyond the limits of Ionia.
IstanbulTurkish peopleTurkeyAnatolia

Question 3: This article incorporates text from the Encyclopædia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, a publication now in the ________.
Intellectual propertyCopyright infringementPublic domainCopyright

Question 4: In ________ he had seen the Pyramids, while at the temple of Ammon he had been shown the hymn once sent to that shrine by Pindar.

Question 5: Crossing over to Italy, he had seen something of the cities of ________ and of the wonders of Rome.

Question 6: Pausanias (Ancient Greek: Παυσανίας Pausanías) was a Greek traveler and geographer of the 2nd century AD, who lived in the times of Hadrian, ________ and Marcus Aurelius.
TrajanAntoninus PiusLucius VerusCommodus

Question 7: Pausanias is most at home in describing the religious art and architecture of Olympia and of ________.
AthensAncient GreeceDelphiEpidaurus

Question 8: He was one of the first to write of seeing the ruins of Troy, Alexandria Troas, and ________.
Olympia, GreeceDelphiMycenaeAthens

Question 9: Before visiting Greece he had been to ________, Joppa and Jerusalem, and to the banks of the River Jordan.


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