HELLENIC STUDIES SERIES
Cover: The Web of Athenaeus, from Harvard University PressCover: The Web of Athenaeus in PAPERBACK

Hellenic Studies Series 61

The Web of Athenaeus

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PAPERBACK

$19.95 • £15.95 • €18.00

ISBN 9780674073289

Publication Date: 05/27/2013

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150 pages

6 x 9 inches

1 line illustration

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Jacob surveys Athenaeus’s characters and themes; the role of libraries and Athenaeus’s relation to the past; the intersection of Greek symposium with Roman dinner party; how people read; why they were so passionate about words, many of them obsolete or arcane; what such a work might have meant to the original readership; and how the whole farrago hangs together… The book is a welcome introduction to a type of literature that has had a great influence.—D. Konstan, Choice

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