The Learned Banqueters, Volume VI: Books 12-13.594b

The Learned Banqueters, Volume VI: Books 12-13.594b

by 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).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674996397
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 05/31/2010
Series: Loeb Classical Library , #327
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 4.50(w) x 6.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About 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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