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    DescriptionAs any reader of the "Symposium" knows, the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates conversed over lavish banquets, kept watch on who was eating too much fish, and imbibed liberally without ever getting drunk. In other words, James Davidson writes, he reflected the culture of ancient Greece in which he lived, a culture of passions and pleasures, of food, drink, and sex before--and in concert with--politics and principles. Athenians, the richest and most powerful of the Greeks, were as skilled at consuming as their playwrights were at devising tragedies. Weaving together Greek texts, critical theory, and witty anecdotes, this compelling and accessible study teaches the reader a great deal, not only about the banquets and temptations of ancient Athens, but also about how to read Greek comedy and history.


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    Title
    Courtesans & Fishcakes
    Subtitle
    The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James N Davidson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 372
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 544 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226137438
    ISBN 10: 0226137430
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    DC21: 938.5
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: DS
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 938.5
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    DC22: 938/.5
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: DF275 .D23 2011
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS054000
    Illustrations note
    black & white tables, maps, figures
    Publisher
    University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    05 July 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    James Davidson is professor in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick. He is a regular contributor to the" London Review of Books "and the author of the award-winning "The Greeks and Greek Love."