About the project
The Periegesis Hellados is the title of a work by a
certain Pausanias of Magnesia,
who was writing in the second century CE/AD. Known in English as the Description of Greece,
the term periegesis derives from the verb periēgeisthai, “to lead or show around”.
It is this double sense of movement (through space) and description (of place) that we wish to
explore in this digital periegesis. Read more
The research project is hosted by Humlab at Umeå University. Humlab is a unit and a research infrastructure at the Faculty of Arts.
The team consists of three researchers currently located at Umeå and Uppsala University, Sweden, and Open University, Great Britain. Read more about the research team.
Manuscript of Pausanias' Description of Greece
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana [Public domain]