[Sca-cooks] Athenaeus 1556 was: okay you have $7500.00 usd to build a library
emilio_szabo at yahoo.it
Thu Jun 12 09:47:12 PDT 2008
A while back Johnnae mentioned a fine book that I surely would love to own:
> Obviously you can take a sum of money like $7500 and go for a unique item
> like a set of confectionary literature or an early cookbook.
> Swann Galleries in New York did a sale in April on gastronomy.
> Lot 179 ATHENAEUS. Dipnosophistarum sive coenae sapientum libri XV.
> 1556 was expected to sell for $800-$1200 and sold for $1600 plus commission.
It is the first Latin translation of Athenaeus. The Greek text first saw the press in Venice in 1514.
(I got this information from a German website on Greek texts printed in Basel: http://126.96.36.199/kadmos/gg/hi/higg0304.htm)
The 1556 Latin translation by Italian humanist Natale de Conti is online in the digital collection of the
University Library of Valencia, Spain/Catalunya:
I find it interesting, that the translator and editor provides chapter headings.
I have read somewhere that there will be a new translation of Athenaeus in the Loeb series.
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