ATHENS (Athenaios)( Greek scholar)
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Athens (Athenaeum), Athenaios, from Naucratis in Egypt, III in. n. e., Greek scholar. Written product called Sophists at the feast (Deipnosphistai) in 30 books, of which only 15 survived. It embodies in the form of conversation, which was in the house of a wealthy Roman Larensiya lead to the feast of 29 representatives of various professions: philosophers, philologists, physicians, speakers and musicians. The subject of it are a variety of topics, often quite insignificant, but showing remarkable erudition of the author. A. full use of the huge book store the Library of Alexandria, . and although he often gets to the primary source, . but drawing on information from the works of earlier scholars, . example, . Didymus or Pamphylia, . he gave us a lot of information, . invaluable for scholars of antiquity,
. We owe him countless passages, more or less, of the lost Greek works, especially from the Monuments middle and new comedy and tragedy, and early Alexandrian poetry, historiography, philosophy, etc.