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Banquet
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I. Egypt and the ancient Orient

The central Egyptian sources of information regarding banquets are the depictions of the funerary banquet in the tombs of Theban officials dating from the 18th dynasty (15th -14th cents. BC). The early pictures show the tomb's occupant with his spouse as the host in front of a table loaded with dishes of food and faced by their guests in several rows. Servants adorn them with flowers and bri…

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Sallaberger, Walther (Leipzig), Felber, Heinz (Leipzig), Schmitt-Pantel, Pauline (Paris) and Binder, Gerhard (Bochum), “Banquet”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e419290>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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