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Athenaeus and his world : reading Greek culture in the Roman Empire

Author: John Wilkins; David Braund
Publisher: Exeter : University of Exeter Press, 2000.
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The book makes sense of the massive and polyphonous Deipnosophistae, the quarry upon which classicists and ancient historians depend for their knowledge of much ancient literature, particularly  Read more...


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Genre/Form: études diverses
[études diverses]
Named Person: Athénée, rhéteur; Athénée.; Athénée.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Wilkins; David Braund
ISBN: 0859896617 9780859896610
OCLC Number: 468614443
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 594-610. Index.
Description: XXII-625 p. : ill., cartes ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword (Glen Bowersock, Princeton)Section I: General IntroductionIntroductory remarks 1. David Braund (Exeter): Learning, luxury and empire: Athenaeus' Roman patron 2. John Wilkins (Exeter): Dialogue and Comedy: the structure of the DeipnosophistaeSection II: Text, Transmission and TranslationIntroductory remarks 3. Geoffrey Arnott (Leeds): Athenaeus and the Epitome: texts, manuscripts and early editions 4. Rosemary Bancroft-Marcus (Oxford): A dainty dish to set before a king: Natale Conti and his translation of Athenaeus' DeipnosophistaeSection III: Athenaeus the Reader and his WorldIntroductory remarks 5. Dorothy Thompson (Cambridge): Athenaeus' Egyptian background 6. Christian Jacob (Paris): Athenaeus the Librarian 7. Yun Lee Too (Columbia): The Walking Library of Athenaeus: The Performance of Cultural Memories 8. Ewen Bowie (Oxford): Athenaeus' knowledge of early Greek elegiac and iambic poetry 9. Keith Sidwell (Cork): Athenaeus, Lucian and fifth-century comedy10. Giuseppe Zecchini (Milan): Athenaeus and Harpocration: historiographical relationships11 Frank Walbank (Cambridge): Athenaeus and Polybius12 Christopher Pelling (Oxford): Fun with fragments: Athenaeus and the historians13 Karim Arafat (London): The recalcitrant mass: Athenaeus and Pausanias14 John Davies (Liverpool): Athenaeus' use of public documents15 Ruth Webb (Princeton): Picturing the past: uses of ekphrasis in the Deipnosophistae and other works of the Second Sophistic16 Maria Gambato (Padua): The female king: some aspects of representation of eastern kings in the Deipnosophistae17 Keith Hopwood (Lampeter): Cultural politics in Smyrna, city of the sophistsSection IV: Structural OverviewsIntroductory remarks18 Lucia Rodriguez-Noriega Guillen (Oviedo): Are the 15 books of the Deipnosophistae an excerpt?19 Luciana Romeri (Paris): The Logodeipnon: Athenaeus between banquet and anti-banquet20 Paola Ceccarelli (L'Aquila): Athenaeus and dance21 James Davidson (London): Pleasure and Pedantry in Athenaeus22 Tim Whitmarsh (Cambridge): The politics and poetics of parasitism: Athenaeus on parasites and flatterers23 Graham Anderson (Kent): The banquet of belles-lettres: Athenaeus and the comic symposium24 Antonia Marchiori (Padua): Between Ichthyophagists and Syrians: features of fish-eating in Athenaeus' Deipnosophistae Books Seven and EightSection V: Key AuthorsIntroductory Remarks25 Malcolm Heath (Leeds): Do heroes eat fish? Athenaeus on the Homeric lifestyle26 Michael Trapp (London): Plato in the Deipnosophistae27 Maria Broggiato (London): Athenaeus, Crates and Attic glosses; a problem of attribution28 Andrew Dalby (Cambridge): The anecdotists (with the fragments of Lynceus)Section VI: SympoticaIntroductory remarks29 Silvia Milanezi (Grenoble): Laughter as dessert: on Athenaeus' Book Fourteen, 613-61630 Richard Stoneman (London/Exeter): You are what you eat: diet and philosophical diaita in Athenaeus' Deipnosophistae31 Dwora Gilula (Jerusalem): Stratonicus, the witty harpist32 Andrew Barker (Birmingham): Athenaeus on music33 Elizabetta Villari (Genoa): Aristoxenus in Athenaeus34 Roger Brock (Leeds) and Hanneke Wirtjes (Oxford): Athenaeus on Greek wine35 Konstantinos Niafas (Brussels/Exeter): Athenaeus and the cult of Dionysos Orthos; Deipn. 2. 3836 Rebecca Flemming (London): Physicians at the feast: the place of medical knowledge at Athenaeus' dining-table37 Danielle Gourevitch (Paris): Doctors at supper: Hicesius' fish and chips38 Jean-Nicolas Corvisier (Arras): Athenaeus, medicine and demography39 Madeleine Henry (Iowa): Athenaeus, the Ur-PornographerSection VII: The other AthenaeusIntroductory remarks40 David Braund (Exeter): Athenaeus, On the Kings of Syria41 John Wilkins (Exeter): Athenaeus and the Fishes of ArchippusEpilogueBibliographyIndex locorumIndex of Subjects
Responsibility: ed. by David Braund and John Wilkins.
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