Symposium on the "Symposion"
Edited by Oswyn Murray
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Sympotica by Oswyn Murray
Book DescriptionRituals of commensality are fundamental to the understanding of human societies; the symposion or male drinking group of archaic and classical Greece was an institution whose effects can be detected in the painted pottery and the poetry created for its use, and in many areas of ancient Greek social life, from politics and warfare to sexual attitudes and conceptions of pleasure; Greek sympotic customs spread to other cultures throughout the Mediterranean, with important consequences for their development. Sympotica is the first book to be published on the symposion as a whole. It is the record of a symposium held in Oxford in 1984; the contributions discuss the importance of Greek drinking customs for anthropology, archaeology, art history, literary studies, history, and philosophy, and demonstrate the need for an inter-disciplinary approach. The editor provides a historical introduction to the field of sympotic studies, and a general bibliography. Twenty-four plates illustrate the art of the symposion, and three concluding chapters consider the influence of Greek commensality on the Roman world. The work opens up a new field of research into the cultures of the ancient world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198150046
(246mm x 189mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 5-Jan-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This authoritative study covers the period from the eighth century BC, which witnessed the emergence of the Greek city-states, to the conquests of Alexander the Great and the establishment of the Greek monarchies some five centuries later.
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Author Biography - Oswyn Murray
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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