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    The Learned Banqueters: v. 1 (Loeb Classical Library) (Hardback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) By (author) Athenaeus, Edited 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 2nd century A.D.) 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 seven-volume "Loeb Athenaeus" (published under the title, "Deipnosophists").

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    The Learned Banqueters: v. 1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Athenaeus, Edited by S. Douglas Olson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 119 mm
    Height: 169 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN 13: 9780674996205
    ISBN 10: 0674996208

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, HBJD, HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11500
    B&T General Subject: 495
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
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    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 55
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190
    DC22: 888/.01, 888.01
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    DC22: 888.1
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    LC classification: PA3937 .A2 2006
    Thema V1.0: DNL, NHD, NHC
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    31 January 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge, Mass
    Author Information
    S. Douglas Olson is Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota.
    Review quote
    Essential for food historians. Excellent Value.--AKD"Petits Propos Culinaires" (12/01/2007)