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The Learned Banqueters : v. 1 - Athenaeus

The Learned Banqueters

v. 1

By: Athenaeus, S. Douglas Olson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 16th January 2007
ISBN: 9780674996205
Number Of Pages: 416

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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 seven-volume Loeb Athenaeus (published under the title "Deipnosophists").

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The re-evaluation of Athenaeus continues. This is the very welcome first volume of a new Loeb edition of the Deipnosophistae intended to replace the set of volumes edited by Charles Gulick (1927-41).-- (12/01/2007)
Essential for food historians. Excellent Value.-- (12/01/2007)
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: 9780674996205
ISBN-10: 0674996208
Series: Loeb Classical Library
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 16th January 2007
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 16.9 x 11.9  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.42

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