[PDF/EBOOK] Courtesans and Fishcakes The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens Author James Davidson

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Y combines a traditional classicist's rigour with an appreciation of the new analytical techniues pioneered in gender and cultural studies to provide an alternative view of ancient Athenian culture and to bring its reality into a focus easier on the modern ey. I loved this book I felt the final chapter wasn t uite as good as the rest and a couple times in the conclusion I wanted to do a Wikipedia style citation needed whe

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Courtesans and Fishcakes The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens

The luxury of the ancient world is legendary but the Athenian reputation is sober because this wealthy successful city state spent all its money on the conspicuous consumption of ephemeral things Their consuming passions for food wine and sex drove their soci. Courtesans and Fishcakes is a really fascinating lively and original look at the world of Ancient Greece Davidson looks at the social implications of desire and ho

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Ety as well as generating the rich web of privilege transgression guilt and taboo for which they are remembered today Using pamphlets comic satires forensic speeches from authors as illustrious as Plato and as ignored as Philaenis as source material this stud. A really interesting slice of micro historical text that explores virtue and vice as consumption in the classical Hellenic world I went into this book thinking it w


10 thoughts on “Courtesans and Fishcakes The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens

  1. says:

    James Davidson’s 300 plus rather dense pages about the ancient Athenians can be boiled down to two related me

  2. says:

    The best way to explain what this book is like to read is this it's like you are attending a symposium with lots of different history lectures to attend and you decide to attend the one called Drinking Lust and Gluttony in Classical Athens because you think hey this has to be entertaining it's about sex and booze so you go and the lecture is just endless and incredibly hard to follow and you start to doze off but you keep waking up wheneve

  3. says:

    Courtesans and Fishcakes is a really fascinating lively and original look at the world of Ancient Greece Davidson looks at the social implications of desire and how desire mediated through physical things—food drink sex—created tensions and conflict within classical Athenian society He rebuts Foucault's contention that the fear of penetration was a major stimulus in the Athenian psyche positing instead that it was a fear of desire—unl

  4. says:

    A fine scholarly work that takes its subject sex and food uite seriously while digging down at it in a lively manner I learned all about uail tapping which I now believe is the most hilarious gambling method ever d

  5. says:

    A really interesting slice of micro historical text that explores virtue and vice as consumption in the classical Hellenic world I went into this book thinking it would be about recipes and gossip but instead it's of a study of what luxury actually MEANT to the ancient Greeks How they viewed indulgence moderation and abstention Abstention was

  6. says:

    Wow this kid knows from Greek I tell ya Not a read for someone just beginning to explore the ancient Greek civilization this is a book for someone well versed in the culture because the author writes to that audience But if you have a

  7. says:

    I loved this book I felt the final chapter wasn't uite as good as the rest and a couple times in the conclusion I wanted to do a Wikipedia style citation needed when Davidson made a statement about our times versus Classical Greece This one

  8. says:

    One of my favourite non fiction books ever Utterly fascinating at times hilarious always entertaining this book is not only perfect for the C

  9. says:

    I'm not convinced about a few of his conclusions the eurymedon vase seems to be a real spanner in the works for his reading of attic attitudes to sexuality but otherwise interesting intelligent etc etc

  10. says:

    I was primed to not like this because of some reviews I read that mistakenly ? seized upon Davidsons Foucaultian l

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