Gastronomical poetry (GP) may be considered a special stream of the parodistic poetry that Hegemon of Thasos turned into a genuine literary genre in the late 5th cent. BC: light, jesting poetry (though resulting from artistic dedication) sings the delights of the stomach and the table. The lost Δεῖπνον (Deîpnon, ‘Feast’) of Hegemon was the description of a banquet (anagraphḗ, Ath. 1,5a; s. also symposium literature), as are the works of the same name by Numenius of Heraclia (3rd cent. BC, cf. SH 596…
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Montanari, Franco (Pisa) and
Rüpke, Jörg (Erfurt),
“Gastronomical poetry”, 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.
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