The learned banqueters / Athenaeus ; edited and translated by S. Douglas Olson.

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Published
  • Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press 2014
Physical description
1 online resource
ISBN
  • 9780674996205
  • 9780674996212
  • 9780674996243
  • 9780674996267
  • 9780674996328
  • 9780674996397
  • 9780674996731
  • 9780674996762
Notes
  • Includes indexes.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • Text in Greek with English translation on facing pages.
  • Description based on print version record.
Audience
  • general
Contents
  • v. I. Books 1-3.106e -- v. II. Books 3.106e-5 -- v. III. Books 6-7 -- v. IV. Books 8-10.420e -- v. V Books 10.420e-11 -- v. VI. Books 12-13.594b -- v. VII. Books 13.594b-14 -- v. VIII. Book 15. General indexes.
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Genre
  • text
Language
  • English
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
  • In The Learned Banqueters (late-2nd century CE), Athenaeus describes a series of dinner parties at which the guests quote extensively from Greek literature. The work provides quotations from works now lost, and preserves information about wide range of information about Greek culture. ; 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 seven-volume Loeb Athenaeus (published under the title Deipnosophists).

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