[Volume 5] Travels of Anacharsis the younger in Greece, during the middle of the fourth century before the Christian era

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Date: 1794

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Anacharsis was a Scythian philosopher who traveled to Athens in the early 6th century from his homeland on the northern shores of the Black. Born the son of Gnurus, a Scythian chief, he was half Greek and from a mixed Hellenic culture, apparently in the region of the Cimmerian Bosporus. He ventured in pursuit of knowledge and made a favorable impression on the Athenians based on his philosophy.

In 1788 Jean Jacques Barthelemy (1716-95), a highly esteemed classical scholar and Jesuit, published The Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece, about a young Scythian descended from Anacharsis. The 4-volume work was an imaginary travel journal, one of the first historical novels, which Klemperer called "the encyclopedia of the new cult of the antique" in the late 18th century.

It affected the growth of philhellenism in France at the time. The book went through many editions, was reprinted in the United States and translated into German and other languages. It later inspired European sympathy for the Greek struggle for independence and spawned sequels and imitations through the 19th century.

Translated by William Beaumont

7 volumes and an atlas. Atlas has imprint: Dublin, M. Mills, 1795

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Publisher: London, G. G. and J. Robinson: etc., etc.

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English

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Duke University

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Date Added: 2019-05-30

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