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Title The philosopher's banquet : Plutarch's Table talk in the intellectual culture of the Roman Empire / edited by Frieda Klotz and Katerina Olkonomopoulou
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xx, 278 pages)
Contents Plutarch's table talk : sampling a rich blend : a survey of scholarly appraisal / Frances B. Titchener -- The miscellany and Plutarch / Teresa Morgan -- Philosophy in Plutarch's Table talk : in jest or in earnest? / Eleni Kechagia -- Peripatetic knowledge in Plutarch's Table talk / Katerina Oikonomopoulou -- Symposium, physical and social health in Plutarch's Table talk / Maria Vamvouri Ruffy -- Imagining the past : Plutarch's play with time / Frieda Klotz -- Self-promotion and self-effacement in Plutarch's Table talk / Jason König
Summary This book offers readers a coherent but diverse set of analyses of Plutarch's Table Talk, a late work, which, like many essays in this prolific Middle Platonic philosopher's corpus, scholars have left shamefully unexplored. The volume aims both to orientate readers, and to offer a set of studies that examine Table Talk through different interpretative lenses, highlighting its themes, literary structures, and its place in Plutarch's wider oeuvre. Miscellanistic literature flourished during the high Roman Empire in the first and second centuries CE, and this book seeks to uncover the text's contribution to a culture in which Greek and Roman interactions were more dynamic than ever before. Table Talk is the earliest fully extant imperial Greek miscellanistic text. The chapters in the volume draw attention to its place in the Graeco‐Roman tradition of miscellanistic literature that followed. They explore its philosophical and scientific preoccupations, and raise questions about the rhetorical and discursive devices through which Plutarch presents his material. The objective of the book is to stimulate conversation about a work in which dialogue and discussion are themselves essential elements
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Plutarch. Quaestiones convivales.
SUBJECT Quaestiones convivales (Plutarch) fast
Quaestiones convivales. swd
Subject Philosophy -- Early works to 1800
Table-talk -- History -- To 1500
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Ancient & Classical.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Early works
Form Electronic book
Author Klotz, Frieda, 1977-
Oikonomopoulou, Aikaterini, 1977-
ISBN 9780191618284