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Courtesans and Fishcakes: Consuming Passions of Classical Athens

Davidson, James

ISBN 10: 0006863434 / 0-00-686343-4
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Publisher: Fontana Press
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Softcover
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A brilliantly entertaining and innovative history of the ancient Athenians' consuming passions for food, wine and sex. Sex, shopping and fish-madness, Athenian style. This fascinating book reveals that the ancient Athenians were supreme hedonists. Their society was driven by an insatiable lust for culinary delights - especially fish - fine wine and pleasures of the flesh. Indeed, great fortunes were squandered and politicians' careers ruined through ritual drinking at the symposium, or the wooing of highly-coveted, costly prostitutes. James Davidson brings an incisive eye and an urbane wit to this refreshingly accessible and different history of the people who invented Europe, democracy and art.

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Book Description: HarperCollins Publishers, United Kingdom, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 197 x 130 mm. Brand New Book. A brilliantly entertaining and innovative history of the ancient Athenians consuming passions for food, wine and sex. Sex, shopping and fish-madness, Athenian style. This fascinating book reveals that the ancient Athenians were supreme hedonists. Their society was driven by an insatiable lust for culinary delights - especially fish - fine wine and pleasures of the flesh. Indeed, great fortunes were squandered and politicians careers ruined through ritual drinking at the symposium, or the wooing of highly-coveted, costly prostitutes. James Davidson brings an incisive eye and an urbane wit to this refreshingly accessible and different history of the people who invented Europe, democracy and art. Bookseller Inventory # AAW9780006863434

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