Submitted by Myriam Mahiques

Symposium and Kottabos, the Origin of Greek Playrooms

Architecture News - Apr 19, 2010 - 18:10   8152 views

The warrior feast was central to the Homeric image of society; under the influence of the near east in the period 750650 bc more complex rituals of pleasure arose. The time of ‘drinking together’ (symposion) was separated from the preceding meal (deipnon) and became the focus of attention.