Readership: Scholars and students of classics, especially Latinists and Hellenists; cultural history; history of sceince.
Edited by Frieda Klotz, Freelance journalist, and Katerina Oikonomopoulou, Leverhulme Research Fellow, School of Classics, University of St Andrews
"At the end of their conclusion, the editors express the hope that âthis book will play a part in that process of rediscovering the [Table Talks]. This reviewer has no doubts that their wish will be fulfilled." - Delfim LeÃ£o, Journal of Roman Studies
"the contribtuions, all of a high standard, represent a real advance in our understanding of Table Talk." - Helen Morales, Times Literary Supplement
1: Frances B. Titchener: Plutarch's Table Talk: Sampling a Rich Blend. A Survey of Scholarly Appraisal
2: Teresa Morgan: The Miscellany and Plutarch
II. Topics and Themes
3: Eleni Kechagia: Philosophy in Plutarch's Table Talk: In Jest or in Earnest?
4: Katerina Oikonomopoulou: Peripatetic Knowledge in Plutarch's Table Talk
5: Maria Vamvouri Ruffy: Symposium, Physical and Social Health in Plutarch's Table Talk
III. Voice and Authority
6: Frieda Klotz: Imagining the Past: Plutarch's Play with Time (it was Plutarch's Peculiar Presentation)
7: Jason König: Self-Promotion and Self-Effacement in Plutarch's Table Talk
8: Christopher Pelling: Putting the -viv- into Convivial: The Table-Talkand the Lives