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Loeb Classical Library #327: The Learned Banqueters: Books 12-13.594b

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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).

Synopsis:

In The Learned Banqueters (late-2nd century CE), Athenaeus describes a series of dinner parties at which the guests quote extensively from Greek literature. The work provides quotations from works now lost, and preserves information about wide range of information about Greek culture.

About the Author

S. Douglas Olson is Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at the University of Minnesota.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780674996397
Author:
Athenaeus
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Editor:
Olson, S. Douglas
Author:
on, S. Douglas
Author:
Olson, S. Douglas
Author:
Ols
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Classics-General
Subject:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Ancient & Classical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
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Series:
The Learned Banqueters
Series Volume:
327
Publication Date:
May 2010
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in

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History and Social Science » World History » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

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