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The Symposium: The Art of Reclining in Ancient Greece

by Piersol, Sabrina

Creator
  • Piersol, Sabrina
Date Created
2017-05-10T17:24:51.179805
Date Issued
2017-05
Place
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Language
  • Greek
Subject
Topic
Genre
  • thesis
Abstract

Though the official purpose of hosting symposia in ancient Greece changed from the Archiac period to the Hellenistic Age, its association with luxury remained constant, while the focus on display of personal wealth grew more important. The introduction of the reclining posture from the aristocratic symposia of the Near East in the 7th century BCE was the catalyst for the increase in Greek symposiasts’ engagement in indulgent extravagance and desire to be distinguished as individuals among peers. Although drinking and homosexual love are essential to the symposium, this thesis paper will examine symposia through written sources, visual representations, surviving furnishings, and architectural settings.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Administrative Notes

The author has given permission for this work to be deposited in the Digital Archive of Colorado College.

Colorado College Honor Code upheld.

Copyright
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Publisher
Colorado College Tutt Library
PID
coccc:27629
Digital Origin
born digital
Extent
40 pages : illustrations
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Thesis Advisor
Sanjaya Thakur Ruth Kolarik
Department/Program
Classics
Degree Name
Bachelor of Arts
Degree Type
bachelor
Degree Grantor
Colorado College Tutt Library
Date Issued
2017-05