Eat, Drink, and be Merry (Luke 12:19)

Eat, Drink, and be Merry (Luke 12:19)

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This volume brings together a group of scholars to consider the rituals of eating together in the Byzantine world, the material culture of Byzantine food and wine consumption, and the transport and exchange of agricultural products. The contributors present food in nearly every conceivable guise, ranging from its rhetorical to more practical applications--such as the preparing, processing, preserving and selling of food abroad. The chapters expand on papers presented at the 37th Annual Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, in honour of Professor A.A.M. Bryer.... it was Justinian who initiated the so-called Gothic Play, a song-and-dance act performed during banquets in the Great ... were providentia and liberalitas: the emperor as provider for his people and the generous giver of gifts to his friends. ... Mommsen and Meyer; Agapetos 46, PG 86.1.1163-86; Corippus, In laudem lustini 11.195-227, and Themistios, ... and Letters, Loeb (Cambridge, MA, 1936- 65).

Title:Eat, Drink, and be Merry (Luke 12:19)
Author:Leslie Brubaker, Kallirroe Linardou
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2007


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