The Philosopher's Banquet: Plutarch's Table Talk in the Intellectual Culture of the Roman Empire
Oxford University Press, Oct 6, 2011 - History - 279 pages
A collection of essays on Plutarch's Table Talk, an influential Greek prose text which is a combination of philosophical dialogue (in the style of Plato's Symposium) and miscellany. The contributors offer a range of methodologically innovative and sophisticated readings of the work's literary form, themes, and cultural background.
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