Mythology And Monuments of Ancient Athens Being a Translation of a Portion of the Attica of Pausanias
1890. Illustrated. Harrison was a groundbreaking English classical scholar and feminist. Harrison and Verrall traveled in Greece for three months in preparation for their book on Pausanias, Mythology and Monuments of Ancient Athens. It was in this book that Harrison first noted that myth is ritual practice misunderstood and thus the work lays claim to being the beginning of ritualism. Though largely forgotten today, Mythology and Monuments is one of the most famous books on Pausanias written in the nineteenth century. It was considered a strange book since only excerpts of Pausanias were included and Harrison had emphasized topography in relation to myth. Verrall's translation was adequate but Greek accents were carelessly disregarded. Still, it was generally acknowledged as the best guide to Athens and a major archaeological publication. The book heralded a whole series of new approaches to the mytholography of Athens.
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