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Learned Banqueters, VII, Books 13.594b-14 (L345) ( Athenaeus S. Douglas Olson (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Harvard University Press, 2011) 9780674996731
Learned Banqueters, VII, Books 13.594b-14 (L345) ( Athenaeus S. Douglas Olson (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Harvard University Press, 2011) 9780674996731
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Title: The Learned Banqueters, VII, Books 13.594b-14 (L345)

Author: Athenaeus, S. Douglas Olson (ed)

Publisher: Harvard University Press; Publication Date: 2011

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780674996731

Volumes: 1; Pages: 334

List Price in Cloth: $26.00 Our price: $26.00

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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 C.E.) 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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