Courtesans and Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens (Text Only)

Kobo ebook | March 31, 2016

byJames Davidson

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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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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 – ...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:March 31, 2016Publisher:HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:000737318X

ISBN - 13:9780007373185

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