Plutarch’s Lively Dinner Tables
Keywords:Black broth, Banquet, Guests, Antony
This paper will look at banquets in the context of non-food related events like assassinations, making an impression, and true character reveals, heavily illustrated by citations from twenty-three different Parallel Lives, with a final section on food-related events focusing on Spartan black broth (μέλας ζωμός) as a characterizing device.
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