Saints and Symposiasts: The Literature of Food and the Symposium in Greco-Roman and Early Christian Culture

Saints and Symposiasts: The Literature of Food and the Symposium in Greco-Roman and Early Christian Culture

Jason König


Greek traditions of writing approximately nutrition and the symposium had an extended and wealthy afterlife within the first to 5th centuries CE, in either Greco-Roman and early Christian tradition. This ebook offers an account of the historical past of the table-talk style, derived from Plato's Symposium and different classical texts, focusing between different writers on Plutarch, Athenaeus, Methodius and Macrobius. It offers with the illustration of transgressive, degraded, eccentric different types of consuming and ingesting in Greco-Roman and early Christian prose narrative texts, focusing specifically at the Letters of Alciphron, the Greek and Roman novels, particularly Apuleius, the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles and the early saints' lives. It argues that writing approximately intake and dialog persevered to topic: those works communicated specific principles approximately tips on how to speak and the way to imagine, exact types of the connection among prior and current, specific and infrequently destabilising visions of human id and holiness.

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