Prostitutes, Plonk, and Play: Female Banqueters
on a Red-Figure Psykter from the Hermitage.
It began somberly with scenes of wartime Poland and Ukraine projected from a screen and visible to all the well-dressed banqueters
Following a four-course meal, the banqueters
solemnly sang "God Save the Queen" and raised their glasses in a Gaelic toast to Her Majesty before settling back for a series of after-dinner speeches.
There, Giovanni, proclaiming to the dumbfounded banqueters
his "glorious execution," ceremonially parades Annabella's heart on the end of his dagger through the banquet hall.
The form originated about the 7th century BC in the songs of banqueters
under the leadership of a man who, according to Archilochus, was "wit-stricken by the thunderbolt of wine.
so badly that their corpses were unrecognisable.
leap to their feet in panic and the banquet tumbles in chaos to the ground.
I myself feel there is nothing more delightful than when the festive mood reigns in the hearts of all the people and the banqueters
listen to a minstrel from their seats in the hall, while the tables before them are laden with bread and meat, and a steward carries round the wine he has drawn from the bowl and fills their cups.
On a cup from Pratica di Mare (Lavinium), for example, the Naukratis Painter depicted in a tiered composition a symposium populated by komasts and reclining bearded banqueters
Plato's phauloi and agoraioi banqueters
cannot dispense with the full array of physical stimuli (singers for the ear and dancers for the eye) in order to stay amused at their feasts, while the pepaideumenoi entertain each other with the clarity of intellect alone (Prot.
Secondly, Homeric banqueters
had sat around a central table.
Then, as Tamora and the other banqueters
are wolfing down slice after slice of the giant calzones entombing her sons, the first rows of the audience are invited to share the actors' feeding frenzy.