The Learned Banqueters, II: Books 3.106e-5

Category: Book
By (author): Athenaeus
By (author): Olson, S Douglas
Series: Loeb Classical Library
Subject:  HISTORY / Ancient / Greece
  LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Published: January 2007
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 582
Size: 6.72in x 4.46in x 1.25in

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From The Publisher*

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").

Biographical NoteS. Douglas Olsonis Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Studies, ...