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The boastful chef : the discourse of food in ancient Greek comedy

Author: John Wilkins
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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"It is well known that ancient Greek comedy is interested in food and wine; many plays conclude with a feast. Further, they were produced at festivals of Dionysus where eating and drinking took place. This book explains the importance of food to comedy: it was a medium through which comedy could represent the material, social, agricultural, political, and religious worlds to the Greek city-state. Comedy was a  Read more...
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Wilkins, John, 1954-
Boastful chef.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606515582
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Wilkins
ISBN: 019924068X 9780199240685
OCLC Number: 43729030
Description: xxviii, 465 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: John Wilkins.
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This is a book about Greek culture. It explains why Greek comedy picked out food in particular as a cultural marker. Hundreds of comic fragments are quoted in translation. The development of comedy  Read more...

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