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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 .

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

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

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

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

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

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • Pausanias departs from the official terminology of building inscriptions.

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

    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
  • The festival of Lycæan Jove is mentioned by Pausanias, viii.

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
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