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Courtesans and Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens

by: Davidson, J.N.

Price: 34,00 EURO

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Category: New Books
Code: 27655
ISBN-13: 9780226137438 / 978-0-226-13743-8
ISBN-10: 0226137430 / 0-226-13743-0
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 2011
Publication Place: Chicago
Binding: Paper
Pages: 372
Book Condition: New
Comments: First Published 1997

As any reader of the Symposium knows, the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates conversed over lavish banquets, kept watch on who was eating too much fish, and imbibed liberally without ever getting drunk. In other words, James Davidson writes, he reflected the culture of ancient Greece in which he lived, a culture of passions and pleasures, of food, drink, and sex before—and in concert with—politics and principles. Athenians, the richest and most powerful of the Greeks, were as skilled at consuming as their playwrights were at devising tragedies. Weaving together Greek texts, critical theory, and witty anecdotes, this compelling and accessible study teaches the reader a great deal, not only about the banquets and temptations of ancient Athens, but also about how to read Greek comedy and history.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Map
Introduction

Part I ∙ Feasts
1 Eating
2 Drinking

Part II ∙ Desire
3 Women and Boys
4 A Purchase on the Hetaera

Part III ∙ The Citizen
5 Bodies
6 Economies

Part IV ∙ The City
7 Politics and Society
8 Politics and Politicians
9 Tyranny and Revolution

Conclusion

Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

 
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Courtesans and Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens

by: Davidson, J.N.

  • ISBN-13: 9780226137438 / 978-0-226-13743-8
  • ISBN-03: 0226137430 / 0-226-13743-0
  • The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2011

Price: 34,00 EURO

1 copy in stock