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The Boastful Chef: The Discourse of Food in Ancient Greek Comedy

 
 
 
 
The Boastful Chef: The Discourse of Food in Ancient Greek Comedy
Author: John Wilkins
ISBN 13: 9780199240685
ISBN 10: 19924068
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2001-03-01
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 496
List Price: $250.00
 
 

This book explains the importance of food to ancient Greek comedy: it was a medium through which comedy could represent the material, social, agricultural, political and religious worlds to the Greek city-state. 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.