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The Learned Banqueters IV Books 8-10 420e (Hardcover)

Author: Athenaeus

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In "The Learned Banqueters," Athenaeus describes a series of dinner parties at which the guests quote extensively from Greek literature. The work (which dates to the very end of the second century CE) is amusing reading and of extraordinary value as a treasury of quotations from works now lost. Athenaeus also preserves a wide range of information about different cuisines and foodstuffs; the music and entertainments that ornamented banquets; and the intellectual talk that was the heart of Greek conviviality. S. Douglas Olson has undertaken to produce a complete new edition of the work, replacing the previous Loeb Athenaeus (published under the title "Deipnosophists").


Publisher Harvard Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780674996267
SKU 206601436
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0674996267
Release Date 6/15/2008
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0488
Publisher Harvard University Press
Series Part 235
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