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Athenæus of Naucratis (Second Century?)

Athenæus (ath-e-nē’us). A Greek writer of the third century, reputed to have been born at Naucratis in the Nile Delta, and to have lived at Alexandria and afterwards at Rome. He is famous for one work, his ‘Feast of the Learned,’ a series of books giving with little connection or literary art a vast assemblage of quotations from nearly 800 writers and 2,400 distinct writings, covering practically every department of ancient learning. It has been valued by scholars of all succeeding times as a treasure-house of quotation and anecdote. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).