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Deipnosophistae Browne's interest in Athenaeus reflects a revived interest in the "Banquet of the Learned " amongst scholars following the publication of the "Deipnosophistae" in 1612 by the Classical scholar Isaac Casaubon. Browne was also the author of . By the nineteenth century however, the poet James Russell Lowell in 1867 characterized the "Deipnosophistae" and its author thus:
Deipnosophistae The Greek title "Deipnosophistaí" () derives from the combination of ' (, "dinner") and "sophistḗs" (, "expert, one knowledgable in the arts of ~"). It and its English derivative "s" thus describe people who are skilled at dining, particularly the refined conversation expected to accompany Greek symposia. However, the term is shaded by the harsh treatment accorded to professional teachers in Plato's Socratic dialogues, which made the English term ' into a pejorative.
Deipnosophistae The English polymath Sir Thomas Browne noted in his encyclopaedia Pseudodoxia Epidemica-
Deipnosophistae The "Deipnosophistae" professes to be an account given by the author to his friend Timocrates of a series of banquets (apparently three) held at the house of Larensius, a scholar and wealthy patron of the arts. It is thus a dialogue within a dialogue, after the manner of Plato, although each conversation is so long that, realistically, it would occupy several days. Among the numerous guests, Masurius, Zoilus, Democritus, Galen, Ulpian and Plutarch are named, but most are probably to be taken as fictitious personages, and the majority take little or no part in the conversation. If Ulpian is identical with the famous jurist, the "Deipnosophistae" must have been written after his death in 223; but the jurist was murdered by the Praetorian Guard, whereas Ulpian in Athenaeus dies a natural death.
Deipnosophistae In addition to its main focuses, the text offers an unusually clear portrait of homosexuality in late Hellenism. Books XII-XIII holds a wealth of information for studies of homosexuality in Roman Greece. It is subject to a big discussion that includes Alcibiades, Charmides, Autolycus, Pausanias and Sophocles. Furthermore, numerous books and now lost plays on the subject are mentioned, including the dramatists Diphilus, Cratinus, Aeschylus, and Sophocles and the philosopher Heraclides of Pontus.
Deipnosophistae Modern readers question whether the "Deipnosophistae" genuinely evokes a literary symposium of learned disquisitions on a range of subjects suitable for such an occasion, or whether it has a satirical edge, rehashing the écultural clichés of the urbane literati of its day.
Deipnosophistae In English, Athenaeus's work usually known by its Latin form "Deipnosophistae" but is also variously translated as The Deipnosophists, Sophists at Dinner, The Learnèd Banqueters, The Banquet of the Learnèd, Philosophers at Dinner, or The Gastronomers.
Deipnosophistae the Ulpian in the dialog has also been linked to the renowned jurist's father.
Deipnosophistae The "Deipnosophistae" was originally in fifteen books. The work survives in one manuscript from which the whole of books 1 and 2, and some other pages too, disappeared long ago. An "Epitome" or abridgment (to about 60%) was made in medieval times, and survives complete: from this it is possible to read the missing sections, though in a disjointed form.
Deipnosophistae The Deipnosophistae is an early 3rd-century AD Greek work (, "Deipnosophistaí",  "The Dinner Sophists/Philosophers/Experts") by the Greco-Egyptian author Athenaeus of Naucratis. It is a long work of literary, historical, and antiquarian references set in Rome at a series of banquets held by the protagonist Publius Livius Larensis for an assembly of grammarians, lexicographers, jurists, musicians, and hangers-on. It is sometimes called the oldest surviving cookbook.