The Learned Banqueters, Volume VIII: Book 15. General Indexes (Loeb Classical Library)

The Learned Banqueters, Volume VIII: Book 15. General Indexes (Loeb Classical Library)

by Athenaeus
     
 
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 ad) 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

Overview

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 ad) 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. Volume VIII completes S. Douglas Olson’s complete new edition of the work, replacing the previous Loeb Athenaeus (published under the title Deipnosophists) and includes comprehensive indexes of authors, terms, texts, and places.

Editorial Reviews

Times Literary Supplement

One of the main advantages of Olson's new edition is that it is reader-friendly. When The Learned Banqueters quotes from a known author, Olson follows the text of, and gives the reference to, the best modern edition, making it easy for the reader to look up the citation in its original context...Olson's translation is largely excellent, and captures the spirit of the different authors quoted.
— Helen Morales

Times Literary Supplement - Helen Morales
One of the main advantages of Olson's new edition is that it is reader-friendly. When The Learned Banqueters quotes from a known author, Olson follows the text of, and gives the reference to, the best modern edition, making it easy for the reader to look up the citation in its original context...Olson's translation is largely excellent, and captures the spirit of the different authors quoted.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674996762
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Series:
Loeb Classical Library, #519
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

S. Douglas Olson is Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota.

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