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A Banquet of Classical Lore!,
This review is from: Philip Matyszak's Classical Compendium (Hardcover)
This book is great fun and filled with bits of fascinating information that one might encounter at a lively dinner party for classicists -- or perhaps even pick up if one could time-travel back to ancient Rome or Greece and get oneself invited to a lavish banquet there where the gossip flows as freely as the wine.
One can casually open this book at any page to discover some intriguing item about the ancients, although once you start you'll want to read from cover to cover.
Illustrated with information arranged in a user-friendly format of topical sections within chapters, ancient quotations, lists, and more, this lively book (like Matyszak's other guidebooks into the classical world) immerses you in the customs and beliefs of ancient times. A five star journey into the past and truly a banquet of classical lore!