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  ATHENAEUS - Online Information article about ATHENAEUS
Athenaeus himself states that he was the author of a See also:
It is full of quotations from writers whose works have not come down to us; nearly 800 writers and 2500 See also:
separate writings are referred to by Athenaeus; and he boasts of having read 800 plays of the See also:
encyclopedia.jrank.org /ARN_AUD/ATHENAEUS.html   (596 words)

  Athenaeus - LoveToKnow 1911
ATHENAEUS, of Naucratis in Egypt, Greek rhetorician and grammarian, flourished about the end of the 2nd and the beginning of the 3rd century A.D. Suidas only tells us that he lived "in the times of Marcus"; but the contempt with which he speaks of Commodus (died 192) shows that he survived that emperor.
Athenaeus himself states that he was the author of a treatise on the thratta - a kind of fish mentioned by Archippus and other comic poets - and of a history of the Syrian kings, both of which works are lost.
It is full of quotations from writers whose works have not come down to us; nearly 800 writers and 2500 separate writings are referred to by Athenaeus; and he boasts of having read 800 plays of the Middle Comedy alone.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Athenaeus   (464 words)

 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 401 (v. 1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
But as a work illustrative of ancient manners, as a collection of curious facts, names of authors and fragments, which, but for Athenaeus, would utterly have perished; in short, as a body of amusing antiquarian research, it would be diffi­cult to praise the Deipnosophistae too highly.
Among the authors, whose works are now lost,, from whom Athenaeus gives extracts, are Alcaeus, Agathon the tragic poet, Antisthenes the philo­sopher, Archilochus the inventor of iambics, Me-nander and his contemporary Diphilus, Epime-nides of Crete, Empedocles of Agrigentum, Cra-tinus, Eupolis (Hor.
Athenaeus was also the author of a lost book irepi roov kv 2,voia /3«cnA.ei;cr-az/Tu>j', which probably, from the specimen of it in the Deipnosophists, and the obvious unfitness of Athenaeus to be a historian, was rather a collec­tion of anecdotes than a connected history.
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Athenaeus' work, though thus preserving valuable fragments of earlier writings, must be used with utmost care.
The Parthian kings, according to Athenaeus (12.513f-14a), continued the Achaemenid practice of shifting the capital according to the season, spending the spring in Rhagae, the winter in Babylon, and the rest of the year in Hecatompylos (cf.
Among the products that Athenaeus reported as having originated in Persia were peaches ("Persian apples," mêla persika‚), oranges ("µMedian apples," me@dika‚), plums ("Persian sour apples," oxy´mala persika‚; 3.82e-83a), and walnuts ("Persian nuts," persika‚, 2.53e, 54b), though he did not mention the cock and the rose, which had also originated in Persia.
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 Athenaeus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He is also called Athenaeus of Naucratis, since he was born and lived in Naucratis, Egypt.
Athenaeus wrote at least two works that do not survive, but is remembered primarily for his compilation Deipnosophistae (The Deipnosophists or Banquet of the Learned), written in the form of a dialogue in which a variety of characters debate a wide spectrum of topics.
Without the works of Athenaeus much valuable information about the ancient world would be missing, and many ancient Greek authors (including Archestratus) would be entirely unknown.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Athenaeus   (227 words)

 Scholia Reviews ns 15   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Possibly Athenaeus expected that his work would assist Marcellus to take an intelligent part in the many sieges which the war involved.
Athenaeus regularly quotes the work of Agesistratus as an authority, as does Vitruvius, who included a section on war machines in his work on architecture.
Athenaeus mentions naval matters on several occasions: 8.8-14, Agesistratus and the harbour of Rhodes; 9.9-12, a shipwright inventing the ram; 10.12; 15.4, the Roman `raven' or grapnel and assault bridge; 27.
www.classics.und.ac.za /reviews/06-32whi.htm   (702 words)

 Amazon.com: Athenaeus: The Deipnosophists, Volume III, Books 6-7 (Loeb Classical Library No. 224): Books: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
And it abounds in quotations, mostly made direct by Athenaeus himself, from authors whose writings have not survived.
Athenaeus lived in the third century A.C. and was born in Naucratis in Egypt.
To name a few of these subjects: antiquities (already at that time!),art,literature,gastronomy,etc. One of the main subjects is gastronomy (not something scholars are used to talk about but this is a banquet after all).
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 Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2005.07.63
Athenaeus alleges that Agesistratus had managed to squeeze 'twelve minas of spring' into his record-breaking three-span arrow-shooter; in other words, the ligament ('sinew' in common parlance) forming each spring weighed 5.24kg (being 12 Attic minas).
They prefer to believe that Athenaeus was literally correct, that rams 'made their first impact in the western Mediterranean around the turn of the sixth century' (81), and that the Assyrians used a drill rather than a ram.
The Athenaeus passage is cited in n.64, where I translated sphonduloi as 'great cylinders (perhaps tree trunks or column drums)'; W & B opt for the latter.
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 Phanias - LoveToKnow 1911
Alexander of Aphrodisias refers to a work 7rp6s Aacupov, and Athenaeus quotes from another treatise, Against the Sophists.
Outside philosophy, he and Theophrastus carried on the physical investigations of Aristotle; Athenaeus frequently quotes from a work on botany which manifests great care in definitions and accuracy of observation.
From Plutarch (Life of Themistocles) we learn that he was regarded as an historian of importance.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Phanias   (253 words)

 BMCR-L: BMCR 2005.07.63, Whitehead/Blyth, Athenaeus Mechanicus
The final machine in W and B's 'good practice' section is the helepolis of Epimachus (II.9), the largest siege-tower of antiquity, described by Athenaeus in rather abbreviated form.[[13]] W and B concentrate on Athenaeus' remark that the tower could withstand blows from a three-talent stone-projector.
Of course, the helepolis itself was equipped with various catapults, prompting W and B's anxiety about vibrations (137, 190), but there is nothing, either in the ancient sources or in the practical design of the catapult, to encourage the belief that such machines recoiled violently after each shot.
The Athenaeus passage is cited in n.64, where I translated sfo/nduloi as 'great cylinders (perhaps tree trunks or column drums)'; W and B opt for the latter.
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The attitude of Athenaeus himself is an interesting one, and for this reason we have quoted the context of each citation as well as Archestratus’ words themselves.
Athenaeus’ work, like Archestratus’, is modelled on the banquet and symposium, and it explicitly introduces foods and rituals of the banquet as diners progress through their meal [1b].
There is an important ambivalence in Athenaeus, a belief that in a sense Archestratus is worth quoting because he has something to say about food, but that at the same time something disreputable is creeping into the text from which Athenaeus must distance himself.
latis.ex.ac.uk /classics/undergraduate/food3/archestratus.htm   (5749 words)

 Scholia Reviews ns 13   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It would perhaps be facile to compare this volume's size and wide-ranging contents to the encyclopaedic nature of its subject, but the conference which gave rise to it (at Exeter in 1998) must indeed have been a great gathering of scholars with an impressive array of specialisms.
She argues that one must read the Deipnosophistae as a whole in order to see that it has a coherent structure: the author is not a mere compiler, and the apparent disorder in the material is that of a banquet (pp.
Several contributors aim to reclaim the satirical, the ironic, and even the humorous in Athenaeus, in a determined effort to overturn his reputation as a tedious pedant.
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 datadubai.com: The hisotry of arab oil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In the year 312 BC, Antigonus made his move against Ptolemy: He dispatched a trusted officer Athenaeus, at the head of an army of 4600 men with the dual mission of subduing the "barbarians," as the Greeks referred to the Nabataeans, and of imposing an economic blockade against Egypt's eastern flank.
This was no consolation to the Nabateans; as a precautionary measure, they decided to place watchmen on hilltops throughout their territory to provide early warning of any future intrusion.
The episodes of Athenaeus and Demetrius in 312 BC marked the entry of the Nabataeans into recorded history and, as archeologist Peter Parr writes, clearly imply that by that date they were already rich and powerful.
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 Deipnosophistae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Deipnosophists is a long work of literary and antiquarian research by the Hellenistic author Athenaeus of Naucratis in Egypt, written in Rome in the early second century.
Among the twenty-nine guests, Galen, Ulpian and Plutarch are named, but all are probably to be taken as fictitious personages, and the majority take little or no part in the conversation.
The encyclopaedist Sir Thomas Browne wrote a short essay on Athenaeus which reflects a revived interest in the Banquet of the Learned amongst scholars following the publication of the Deipnosophistae in 1612 by the Classical scholar Isaac Casaubon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Deipnosophistae   (902 words)

 Athenaeus Books - Signed, used, new, out-of-print
In "The Learned Banqueters," Athenaeus describes a series of dinner parties at which the guests quote extensively from Greek literature.
Athenaeus also preserves a wide range of information...
Licymnius of Chios, after explaining that Sleep was in love with Endymion, says that Sleep does not cover the eyes of Endymion when he slumbers, but lays his beloved to rest with eyelids wide opened, that he may enjoy the delight of gazing upon them continually.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/Athenaeus   (469 words)

 glbtq >> literature >> Greek Literature: Ancient
Athenaeus names as the first famous play on this theme Aeschylus' Myrmidons.
Niobe was the boastful mother whose six sons and six daughters were slain by Apollo and Artemis.
But Athenaeus tells us that the play was also known as the Paiderastria ("Love of Youths"), and Plutarch quotes a line in which one of the dying sons calls on his lover to protect him from Apollo's arrows.
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 mcclure   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This analysis refutes an earlier assessment of the hetaira's speech as contributing to her subordination and objectification (Henry 1992: 263-65; and 2000: 504) and instead identifies it with sympotic discourse.
Although they do not appear as interlocutors at Athenaeus' table, women, namely prostitutes and other female entertainer, did participate in the performance culture of the symposium: hetairas tell riddles (Ath.
This banter resembles the competitive exchanges of Athenaeus' own dining sophists whose quick retorts and clever puns turn the tables on the interlocutor and establish the superiority of the speaker (Ath.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/02mtg/abstracts/mcclure.html   (401 words)

 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 1175 (v. 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
KoAo^toz/ia/ca, of which work the same passage is quoted both by Athenaeus (p.
Omu/ca, a poem in hexameter verse, in at least two books, quoted by Athenaeus (pp.
* This work, however, is attributed to one of the other writers of this name, by both Schweigh-aeuser and Dindorf, in their " Ind. Auctor." to Athenaeus.
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 AbeBooks: Suchergebnisse - Athenaeus
Athenaeus Naucratites dipnosophistarum libri XV.: Band III Libri XI-XV.
And it abounds in quotations, mostly made direct by Athenaeus himself, from authors whose writings have not survived.The Loeb Classical Library edition of The Deipnosophists is in seven volumes.
Athenaeus The Deipnosophists with an English translation by Ch.B. Gulick in seven volumes Vol III
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 The Pleasures of the Symposium. Daniel B. Levine. University of Arkansas.
The Lydians, says Athenaeus were so addicted to luxury that they actually made female eunuchs to use in the place of male eunuchs.
Finally, Athenaeus discusses the luxury of famous individuals, including the famous barbarian king Sardanapalos, who stayed indoors all the time, and thus became effeminate and spent all of his time with women, doing womanly tasks.
In conclusion, Athenaeus tells us, "The people of those days were so attached to their sensual pleasures that they even went so far as to dedicate a temple to Aphrodite Kallipygos: Aphrodite of the Beautiful Buttocks, for the following reason.
www.uark.edu /campus-resources/dlevine/SymposiumLecture.html   (2257 words)

 Harvard University Press: The Learned Banqueters, II, Books 3.106e-5 by Athenaeus
In The Learned Banqueters, Athenaeus describes a series of dinner parties at which the guests quote extensively from Greek literature.
Athenaeus also preserves a wide range of information about different cuisines and foodstuffs; the music and entertainments that ornamented banquets; and the intellectual talk that was the heart of Greek conviviality.
Douglas Olson has undertaken to produce a complete new edition of the work, replacing the previous seven-volume Loeb Athenaeus (published under the title Deipnosophists).
www.hup.harvard.edu /catalog/L208N.html   (174 words)

 To eat turtle or not to eat it (Silva 1, 1.12.2004)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Athenaeus only refers to the lost Adagia by Clearchus of Solos (a disciple of Aristotle in the fourth century BC), who says that this "aphorism" – in the Hippocratic sense – ultimately comes from a certain Terpsion.
Zenobius, for his part, does not appear in the text of Athenaeus, but only – albeit quoted word for word – in the exhaustive notes of Isaac Casaubon, who adds more than a thousand pages of commentary to the 812 original ones by Athenaeus.
Sunt qui putent hoc dictum ab auctore Terpsione profectum esse: quorum est Athenaeus libro octavo, declarans hunc primum praecepisse de gastrologia: Editis regulis, per quas liqueret à quibus esset abstinendum, quibus contra vescendum: inter quas erat and haec de testudine, ἢ φαγεῖν ἢ μὴ φαγεῖν.
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 Apicius and Athenaeus - ChefTalk Cooking Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Athenaeus did not write cook books per say, but his volumesand body of work is about food.
Pete, What I am trying to find out is how after the collapse of the Roman enpire, and from the writings of Athenaeus and Apicius, how was the history traced, and how can we read something tangible on how the cuisine became codified in the modern kitchen.
Athenaeus, I agree to a point with your statements.
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Harl.) setting out from an entirely different datum, places him more than a hundred years earlier, in the time of Ptolemy Philadelphus (Euergetes I.): Athenaeus Mechanicus, (one of the mechanical writers whose works are printed in the Veterum Mathematicorum Opera), in his treatise {GREEK}, p.8, speaks of Ctesibius as a contemporary; his words are {GREEK}.
This treatise is dedicated to a Marcellus, and Fabricius, assuming, after Hero junior, this Marcellus to be the conqueror of Syracuse, has hence assigned Ctesibius and Hero to the reigns of the second and third Ptolemies (B. Of these conflicting dates that assigned by Clinton has been generally adopted.
Marcellus was killed B.C. 208: Athenaeus might have inscribed his work to him about B. 212 or 210; at this period, then, we must suppose Ctesibius to have been known as a philosopher,* but he may have lived far into the succeeding century,-possibly even into the reign of Euergetes II.
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 From a reading of Athenaeus - Wikisource
Would that a little part survived of the writers from whom Athenaeus quotes, scattered here and there, notable, startling or amusing sayings, and whets the appetite of his eager reader.
Pleasant is that custom of entertainment of Charmus of Syracuse, to attach amusingly suitable rhymes and mottoes to each dish at feasts.
There is a most amusing story in Athenaeus about the boys in the inn at Agrigentum.
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He also wrote Deipnosophistai (The Learned Banquet), abook about two people discussing recipes.
He is also called Athenaeus of Naucratis, since he was born in Naucratis[?], Egypt.
Little else is known about him, except from what his books tell.
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 Abstracts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Thus the portrait of Phryne at Delphi appears at first glance to be a grotesque anomaly when compared with honorific portraits of more respectable female subjects, and monuments such as Phyrne's occasioned scorn and criticism by some ancient observers.
Dedicating portraits of oneself—as Phryne may have done and as the hetaira Kottina of Sparta is said by Athenaeus (13.574d) to have done—was never the norm in mainland Greek sanctuaries for men or women other than athletic victors, and part of the problem with monuments to prostitutes is the perception of inordinate self–aggrandizement.
Yet, by analogy with the common practice of dedicating portrait statues of kanephoroi (processional basket bearers) in sanctuaries, physical beauty may have constituted a sufficient motive to justify giving portraits of prostitutes to the gods; statues of beautiful females, like the females themselves, functioned as kosmos for the sanctuary.
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