Sympotica: A Symposium on the Symposion

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Oswyn Murray
Clarendon Press, 1994 - History - 351 pages
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The symposion or male drinking group of archaic and classical Greece was an institution whose influence can be detected in many areas of ancient Greek life, from politics and warfare, to painted pottery and poetry, to sexual attitudes and conceptions of pleasure. This is the first book to be published on the symposion as a whole. The papers discuss a wide range of topics from the importance of Greek drinking customs to anthropology, archaeology, art history, literary studies, history, and philosophy. In addition, Murray includes a useful historical introduction to the field of sympotic studies and a general bibliography.

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Contents

Sympotic History
3
A Functional Aspect of Greek DiningRooms
37
Dining in Round Buildings
66
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About the author (1994)

Oswyn Murray is the editor (along with Jasper Griffin and John Boardman) of The Oxford History of the Classical World, and (with Simon Price) of The Greek City from Homer to Alexander (Clarendon Paperbacks). He has also published Early Greece with Fontana (1980).

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