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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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.