(ăth'ənē`əs), fl. c.200, Greek writer, b. Naucratis, Egypt. His anthological work, the Deipnosophistae (Banquet of the Sophists), is a collection of anecdotes and excerpts from ancient writers whose works are otherwise lost.
also ascribed by Athenaeus to Cercops of Miletus), is thought by Valckenaer to deal with the war of Aegimus against the Lapithae and the aid furnished to him by Heracles, and with the history of Aegimius and his sons.
Plutarch and Athenaeus, far from being faceless reorganizers of inherited erudition, dramatize obsessively the processes of performing knowledge, inviting us to admire the inventiveness of sympotic speech as we read.
In the 2nd century Athenaeus of Naucratis, a Greek scholar, provided a recipe for lagana that was made with sheets of wheat-flour dough and the juice of crushed lettuce, then flavored with spices and deep-fried in oil.
282-246 BCE) spectacular procession in honor of Dionysos in Alexandria is the first and only literary reference to Dionysiac women carrying daggers, but writing in the early third century of the common era, Athenaeus was not an eye-witness.
115) The most serious diversion was the preparation of a manuscript titled "Athenaeus, ausgewahlte Kapitel uber Musik aus den Deipnosophisten," about the treatment of music in the Deipnosphistai (Gastronomers), an enormous work (fifteen books survive) by the third-century Greek grammarian Athenaeus of Naucratis, in which learned men hold a conversation at a banquet, and her three-year-long attempt to have Barenreiter publish it.