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    The Learned Banqueters: Books 13.594b-14 v. 7 (Loeb Classical Library) (Hardback) By (author) Athenaeus, Edited and translated by S. Douglas Olson

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    DescriptionIn "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").

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    The Learned Banqueters: Books 13.594b-14 v. 7
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Athenaeus, Edited and translated by S. Douglas Olson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 108 mm
    Height: 162 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780674996731
    ISBN 10: 0674996739

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    DC22: 888/.01, 888.01
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    LC classification: PA3937 .A2 2006
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    Imprint name
    Loeb Classical Library
    Publication date
    05 January 2011
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    Author Information
    S. Douglas Olson is Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota.
    Review quote
    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" (08/04/2012)