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The world underfoot : mosaics and metaphor in the Greek symposium

Author: Hallie M Franks
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018] ©2018
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"In the Greek Classical period, the symposium--the social gathering at which male citizens gathered to drink wine and engage in conversation--was held in a room called the andron. From couches set up around the perimeter, symposiasts looked inward to the room's center, which often was decorated with a pebble mosaic floor. These mosaics provided visual treats for the guests, presenting them with images of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Franks, Hallie M.
World underfoot.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017056728
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hallie M Franks
ISBN: 9780190863166 0190863161
OCLC Number: 1013477893
Description: xii, 220 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Symposium, the Andron, the Mosaics --
2. Journey Out: Symposium at Sea --
3. Journey In: Dionysos the Traveler --
4. Journey Around: Turning and Turn-Taking --
5. Journey Back: Symposia of the Past.
Other Titles: Mosaics and metaphor in the Greek symposium
Responsibility: Hallie M. Franks.

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Drawing on discourses in the sociology and anthropology of space, the author presents an innovative new interpretation of pebble mosaic imagery as an active contributor to the ancient Greek symposium  Read more...

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