Journals Higher Education



Published: 27 March 2007

256 Pages

ISBN: 9780856687723

Bookseller Code (06)

Symposium and Komos in Aristophanes

(Second Edition)

Babette Puetz

Liverpool University Press

Aris and Phillips Classical Texts

Feasting, wine, revellers and dancing girls; the modern image of ancient Greek symposia is an enduring one. Many symposia were more formal affairs; drinking-parties after which a komos, or procession of revellers often took place, with much protocol involved. Many accounts survive in ancient literature, as well as depictions on vase paintings.


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