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Boastful Chef
By John Wilkins

The Boastful Chef

The Discourse of Food in Ancient Greek Comedy

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Boastful Chef by John Wilkins

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It is well known that ancient Greek comedy is interested in food and wine. Many plays conclude with a feast: further, they were produced at festivals of Dionysos where eating and drinking took place. This book explains the importance of food to comedy: it was a medium through which comedy could represent the material, social, agricultural, political and religious worlds to the Greek city-state. Comedy was a powerful cultural commentator partly because the foods that it represented were resonant markers of the culture. There could be no comedy without food. Related genres and artefacts are also considered. The text also contains translations of hundreds of comic fragments; and it reassesses the division of comedy into Sicilian and Attic Old, Middle, and New.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199240685
ISBN-10: 019924068X
Format: Hardback
(224mm x 146mm x 30mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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