Athenaeus


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Athenaeus

(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.
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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.
On the phenomenon, see Garland 1995, who quotes as examples from comic theatre a skinny man in a lost Aristophanic play mentioned by Athenaeus (12.
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.
5) The only other evidence for the myth is found in a scholion on Lycophron's Alexandra (467), Athenaeus (2.
Athenaeus in Deipnosophistae pays a lot of attention to the caper, as do Pliny (NH XIX, XLVIII.
As Athenaeus observed, these sex slaves, to whose bodies everyone could claim equal access, reflected perfectly the democratic essence of Solon's regime:
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.
It keeps to a great age," wrote Strabo, and Athenaeus noted its "remarkable sweetness.
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.
In the tome Epitome of Athenaeus, it is stated that at a Greek banquet "Those leaving dinner pour a libation to Hermes over the tongues.
Athenaeus of Nauratis (an Egyptian writing in the third century AD) writes that the ancient Egyptians cooled water by:
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.