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Athenaeus of Naucratis

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Works: 297 works in 833 publications in 11 languages and 6,407 library holdings
Genres: Anecdotes  Sayings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Creator, Honoree
Classifications: PA3937, 888
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Les deipnosophistes by Athenaeus( Book )

294 editions published between 1498 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author of The Deipnosophists was an Egyptian, born in Naucratis, a town on the left side of the Canopic Mouth of the Nile. The age in which he lived is somewhat uncertain, but his work, at least the latter portion of it, must have been written after the death of Ulpian the lawyer, which happened A.D. 228. Athenaeus appears to have been imbued with a great love of learning, in the pursuit of which he indulged in the most extensive and multifarious reading; and the principal value of his work is, that by its copious quotations it preserves to us large fragments from the ancient poets, which would otherwise have perished. There are also one or two curious and interesting extracts in prose; such, for instance, as the account of the gigantic ship built by Ptolemmus Philopator, extracted from a lost work of Callixenus of Rhodes. The work commences, in imitation of Plato's Phaedo, with a dialogue, in which Athenaeus and Timocrates supply the place of Phaedo and Echecrates. The former relates to his friend the conversation which passed at a banquet given at the house of Laurentius, a noble Roman, between some of the guests, the best known of whom are Galen and Ulpian. Athenaeus was also the author of a book entitled, On the Kings of Syria, of which no portion has come down to us
The Deipnosophists by Athenaeus( Book )

33 editions published between 1927 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ATHENAEUS (c. A.D. 170-c. 230) a Greek of Naucratis in Egypt, lived at Rome and wrote a historical work now lost. Of the fifteen books of his surviving Deipnosophistae (Sophists at Dinner, or Professors of the Dinner-Table), the first two and parts of the third, eleventh, and fifteenth exist only in summary, the rest apparently complete. He pretends to tell a friend about a banquet at a scholars house wither the learned guests brought extracts from poetry for recitation and discussion. Much of the matter however concerns the food provided and accessories. One learns about cooks, strange dishes, wines, menu-cards, and countless other matters. Athenaeus was an antiquarian. The whole work, which mentions nearly eight hundred writers and two thousand fife hundred writings, is a very large treasury of information not only about table-matters but also music, dances, games, and all sorts of literary subjects; and abounds in quotations, mostly made direct by Athenaeus himself, from authors whose writings have not survived; it is one of the most important products of ancient literature
The learned banqueters by Athenaeus( Book )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. -- jacket
"Echo" by Conrad Steinmann( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Deipnosophists : or, Banquet of the learned of Athenaeus by Athenaeus( Book )

2 editions published in 1909 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athenaei Naucratitae Deipnosophistarum libri quindecim by Athenaeus( Book )

in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athenaei Deipnosophistae by Athenaeus( Book )

in Latin and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athenaeus by Athenaeus( Book )

2 editions published in 1827 in Greek, Ancient and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Athenaei Deipnosophistae by Athenaeus( Book )

7 editions published in 1858 in Latin and Greek, Modern and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Gelehrtenmahl by Athenaeus( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Deipnosophists by Athenaeus( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in Greek, Modern and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Gelehrtenmahl by Athenaeus( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Griechische Poliorketiker by Rudolf Schneider( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deipnosophistae livri xv, cum rerum et scriptorum indicibus by Athenaeus( Book )

2 editions published in 1834 in Greek, Ancient and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sobre las mujeres : libro XIII de La cena de los Eruditos by Athenaeus( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The learned banqueters by Athenaeus( Book )

in Greek, Ancient and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The DeipnosophistsThe learned banquetersThe learned banquetersAthenaeus and his world : reading Greek culture in the Roman EmpireThe DeipnosophistsSobre las mujeres : libro XIII de La cena de los Eruditos