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Title: Deipnosophists, Volume 4: Books 8-10 (L235)
Author: Athenaeus, Charles Burton Gulick (trans)
Publisher: Harvard University Press; Publication Date: 1969
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780674992597
Volumes: 1; Pages: 616
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In the Deipnosophists or Sophists at Dinner, Athenaeus pretends to tell about a dinner party at a scholar's house to which guests brought texts for reading and discussion. The work is enjoyable in itself and of great value as a treasury of quotations from works now lost. The reader also learns much about Greek, Persian, Roman, and Sicilian cuisine; the music and entertainments that ornamented banquets; and the intellectual talk that was the heart of Greek conviviality.