Courtesans & Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens (Paperback) - Common

As any reader of the "Symposium" is familiar with, the traditional Greek thinker Socrates conversed over lavish banquets, stored watch on who was once consuming an excessive amount of fish, and imbibed liberally with out ever getting under the influence of alcohol. In different phrases, James Davidson writes, he mirrored the tradition of historical Greece within which he lived, a tradition of passions and pleasures, of foodstuff, drink, and intercourse before--and in live performance with--poli...

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