The Learned Banqueters: Books 12-13.594b v. 6 (Hardback)
$23.86 - Save $0.14 - RRP $24.00 Free shipping worldwide (to United States and
all these other countries) Usually dispatched within 48 hours
Short Description for The Learned Banqueters: Books 12-13.594b v. 6 Describes a series of dinner parties at which the guests quote extensively from Greek literature.
- Published: 31 May 2010
- Format: Hardback 464 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780674996397 ISBN 10: 0674996399
- Sales rank: 371,194
Full description for The Learned Banqueters: Books 12-13.594b v. 6
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).