traveller and historian.
Whatever is known of Pausanias is gathered from his writings. He was a contemporary of Hadrian, who died in 138 A.D., and was the author of the famous Description of Greece, an itinerary in ten books, which contains a description of Corinth, Laconia, Messenia, Elis, Achaia, Arcadia, Bťotia, and Phocis. It is evident from his works that he travelled widely beyond the limits of Greece and Ionia. He describes a tomb in Jerusalem, saw the pyramids in Egypt, and visited the cities of Campania and Rome. Pausanias was writing his fifth book in 174 A.D.