Athenaeus

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A rhetorician of the late second century, Athenaeus wrote ‘The Deipnosophistae’ (‘Dinner-Table Philosophers’), a fifteen-book encyclopaedia of information on the ancient world, preserving otherwise lost treasures from many important writers. The text is structured as a dialogue in the vein of Plato, offering an amusing account of a Greek symposium. ‘The Deipnosophistae’ details the many different cuisines and entertainments of ancient banquets, held together by the intellectual talk of Hellenic conviviality. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the extant text of ‘The Deipnosophistae’, with illustrations, an informative introduction and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Athenaeus’ life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Athenaeus, in both English translation and the original Greek
* Concise introduction to the text
* Includes C. D. Yonge’s celebrated translation
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the sections you want to read with individual contents tables
* Includes the original footnotes — ideal for scholars
* Features a bonus biography – discover Athenaeus’ ancient world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

CONTENTS:

The Translation
THE DEIPNOSOPHISTAE

The Greek Text
CONTENTS OF THE GREEK TEXT

The Biography
INTRODUCTION TO ATHENAEUS by Charles Burton Gulick

 

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