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Title: Athenaiou Deipnosophiston Biblia Pentekaideka [Greek letters] Athenaei Deipnosophistarum Libri Quindecim, cum Iacobi Dalechampii Cadomensis Latina Interpretatione ... Editio Postrema [bound with] Isaaci Casauboni Animadversionum in Athen. Dipnosophistas Libri XV ... Secunda Editio Postrema, Authoris cura …
Description: Lugduni (Lyon), Apud viduam Antonii de Harsy + Harsy & Petrum Ravaud 1612 and 1621 Large decorative allegorical printer's devices to middle of both titlepages, cameo portrait of Jacques Daléchamps (1513-1588), French botanist & physician who trandlated th. Two Works bound in one large folio (36 x 24 x 10cm), blue cloth over old boards (corners bumped) All edges red. Bookplates of Edward Chaloner and Newton Charles Ogle of Kirkley. Titlepage in red & black + [4]pp prelims with portrait of Dalechampius to verso + [42pp] of indexes + Page 1 is the Argumentum Operis + p2 to 811pp of Greek and Roman text in two columns per page and divides into 14 chapters. There follows the "adnotationes et emenditiones" then an index of "Memorabilium in Athenaeum" totalling about 50 pages. *Athenaeus of Naucratis lived at the time of the emperor Marcus Aurelius. This work contains a mass of information about the ancient world, related in dialogues between "dining philosophers" in 15 Books on a wide range of subjects - "Book XIII, for example, is an important source for the study of sexuality in classical and Hellenistic Greece" (Wikipedia). SECOND WORK Isaaci Casauboni Animadversionum in Athen. Dipnosophistas Libri XV. Titlepage in red & black with large printer's mark showing a pair of lions holding a shield + 7 dieties + [6pp] =introductory pages including poetry + [3pp] "ad lectorem" + [unumbered page]= Privilege du Roi. Page 2-998pp + [39pp] of 3 indexes. This second book is also an early description of the banquets and the dining habits of the guests. There is accompaning music, dancing, and games. Athenaeus lists many hundreds of party references with foods and Greek authors that would otherwise be lost to us today.

Keywords: Dining habits in ancient Greece

Price: GBP 930.00 = appr. US$ 1328.03 Seller: Abbey Antiquarian Books
- Book number: V74523

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