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[ath-uh-nee-uh s, -ney-]
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  1. late 2nd century a.d., Greek philosopher and rhetorician at Naucratis in Egypt.
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  • Athenaeus also mentions one Apion who wrote a book on luxurious living.

    Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome


  • About 300 lines of this gastronomical poem are preserved in Athenaeus.

  • Athenaeus, p. 513, thinks that Persepolis was the residence for the autumn.

  • In one passage Athenaeus speaks of him as an Athenian, but this must be a mistake.

  • Athenaeus says that it was not rare to find Roman citizens possessed of 20,000 slaves.