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The Symposium and Komos in Aristophanes


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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.

The Symposium and Komos in Aristophanes 2007, Aris & Phillips, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780856687723

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