The learned banqueters

Author
In
Series
Other titles
  • Deipnosophistae. English & Greek
  • Athenaeus.
  • Deipnosophistae. English.
  • Digital Loeb classical library.
  • DLCL.
Published
  • Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press 2006-2012
Physical description
1 online resource (8 volumes).
ISBN
  • 0674996208
  • 9780674996205
  • 0674996216
  • 9780674996212
  • 9780674996243
  • 0674996240
  • 9780674996267
  • 0674996267
  • 9780674996328
  • 0674996321
  • 9780674996397
  • 0674996399
  • 9780674996731
  • 0674996739
  • 9780674996762
  • 0674996763
ISRC
  • 3166125
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. [Cambridge, Mass.] : Harvard University Press, c2015. Available to read online using the site's own reader. Mode of access: World Wide Web. Description based on contents viewed 11 August 2015.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • Source of acquisition: Donor code 1291
  • Source of acquisition: Donor code 1291
  • Source of acquisition: Donor code 1291
  • Source of acquisition: Donor code 1291
  • Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages; prefatory matter in English.
  • Print version record.
Contents
  • v. 1. Books I-III. 106e -- v. 2. Books III. 106e-V -- v. 3. Books VI-VII -- v. 4. Books 8-10.420e -- v. 5. Books 10.420e-11 -- v. 6. Books 12-13.594b -- v. 7. Books 13.594b-14 -- v. 8. Book 15 ; Indexes.
Related item
Genre
  • Anecdotes - Greece.
  • Anecdotes.
  • Bibliography
  • Early works.
  • Electronic book.
  • Electronic books.
  • Sayings.
  • text
Language
  • English
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
Internet Resources
Related Internet Resources
Title
  • Δειπνοσοφισταί
Other titles
  • Δειπνοσοφισταί

Summary

  • 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. -- jacket.

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