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    The Deipnosophists: Bks.XIII-XIV, 653b v. 6 (Harvard Studies in Urban History) (Hardback) By (author) Athenaeus, Translated by Charles Burton Culick, Translated by C.B. Gulick


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    DescriptionAthenaeus (ca. 170-ca. 230 CE), a Greek of Naucratis in Egypt, lived in Rome and wrote a historical work now lost. Of the fifteen books of his surviving "Deipnosophists" ('Sophists at Dinner'), the first two and parts of the third, eleventh, and fifteenth exist only in summary, the rest apparently complete. In it he pretends to tell a friend about a banquet at a scholar's house whither the learned guests brought extracts from poetry for recitation and discussion. Much of the matter however concerns the food provided and accessories. One learns about cooks, strange dishes, wines, menu cards, and countless other matters. Athenaeus was an antiquarian. The whole work, which mentions nearly eight hundred writers and two thousand five hundred writings, is a large treasury of information not only about table matters but also music, dances, games, and all sorts of literary subjects. And it abounds in quotations, mostly made direct by Athenaeus himself, from authors whose writings have not survived.The Loeb Classical Library edition of "The Deipnosophists" is in seven volumes. There is a comprehensive index in the final volume.

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    The Deipnosophists: Bks.XIII-XIV, 653b v. 6
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Athenaeus, Translated by Charles Burton Culick, Translated by C.B. Gulick
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 559
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 350 g
    ISBN 13: 9780674993617
    ISBN 10: 0674993616

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    DC21: 888
    Thema V1.0: DNL
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    Publication date
    01 June 1980
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass