The Web of Athenaeus

@inproceedings{Jacob2013TheWO,
  title={The Web of Athenaeus},
  author={Christian Jacob and Arietta Papaconstantinou and Scott Fitzgerald Johnson},
  year={2013}
}
In The Web of Athenaeus, Christian Jacob produces a completely fresh and unique reading of Athenaeus's Sophists at Dinner (ca. 200 ce). Jacob provides the reader with a map and a compass to navigate the unfathomable number of intersecting paths in this enormous work: the books, the quotations, the diners, the dishes served, and--above all--the wordplay, all within the simulacrum of an ancient Greek library. A text long mined merely for its testimonies to lost classical poets, the Sophists at… CONTINUE READING