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Athenaeus: Books VI-VII v. 3 : The Learned Banqueters - S. Douglas Olson

Athenaeus: Books VI-VII v. 3

The Learned Banqueters

By: S. Douglas Olson (Editor, Translator)

Hardcover Published: 8th February 2008
ISBN: 9780674996243
Number Of Pages: 576

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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 ad) 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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One of the main advantages of Olson's new edition is that it is reader-friendly. When The Learned Banqueters quotes from a known author, Olson follows the text of, and gives the reference to, the best modern edition, making it easy for the reader to look up the citation in its original context...Olson's translation is largely excellent, and captures the spirit of the different authors quoted.-- (08/04/2012)

ISBN: 9780674996243
ISBN-10: 0674996240
Series: Loeb Classical Library
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 8th February 2008
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 12.0  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.42

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