The Roman Banquet: Images of Conviviality

The Roman Banquet: Images of Conviviality

by Katherine M. D. Dunbabin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521822521

ISBN-13: 9780521822527

Pub. Date: 02/05/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Drawing frequently upon ancient inscriptions as well as other archaeological material, Katherine Dunbabin studies the representations of the banquet in Roman painting, mosaic, sculpture, and the minor arts, and compares them to archaeological evidence as well as written sources. She discusses the history of dining practices and the evolution of the iconography of

Overview

Drawing frequently upon ancient inscriptions as well as other archaeological material, Katherine Dunbabin studies the representations of the banquet in Roman painting, mosaic, sculpture, and the minor arts, and compares them to archaeological evidence as well as written sources. She discusses the history of dining practices and the evolution of the iconography of dining. By highlighting the artistic and archaeological evidence, Dunbabin offers a more well-rounded picture of the role of the Roman banquet than can be found in literary sources alone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521822527
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/05/2004
Pages:
291
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.02(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Romans, Greeks and others on the banqueting couch; 2. Place-settings; 3. Public dining; 4. Drinking in the tomb; 5. Banqueting in late antiquity; 6. The last banqueters.

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