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The Learned Banqueters : Books 12-13.594b v. 6 - Athenaeus

The Learned Banqueters

Books 12-13.594b v. 6

By: Athenaeus, S. Douglas Olson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th May 2010
ISBN: 9780674996397
Number Of Pages: 464

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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").

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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: 9780674996397
ISBN-10: 0674996399
Series: Loeb Classical Library
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 28th May 2010
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 16.2 x 10.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 327

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