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The World Underfoot: Mosaics and Metaphor in the Greek Symposium

Hallie M. Franks

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190863166
eISBN:
9780190863197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863166.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

In the Greek Classical period, the symposium—the social gathering at which male citizens gathered to drink wine and engage in conversation—was held in a room called the andron. From couches set up ... More


The Symposium, the Andron, the Mosaics

Hallie M. Franks

in The World Underfoot: Mosaics and Metaphor in the Greek Symposium

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190863166
eISBN:
9780190863197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863166.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

The first chapter reviews current understandings of the symposium, the andron, and pebble mosaics, including the possible origins and development of each, the iconographic themes introduced by the ... More


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