Toward midnight the banqueters
touched glasses in a final toast.
We look across at the banqueters
artfully arrayed in an arc around the crackling fire, yet the carpets are seen from above, and the ground plain has been tilted up as if it were wallpaper.
48) After Emma Hamilton had regaled the banqueters
at the Beaufort Arms in Monmouth in 1802 with "Rule Britannia", she finished with an encore, a patriotic song that was especially popular in the West Country, which included the lines, "Come hither all ye youths of Bath,/Whose bosoms pant for glory.
Do the Hypatan banqueters
laugh because a deformed narrator has both suffered a humility and then added to it by telling his own sorry tale, or do they laugh because a full-faced narrator has delayed till the very end of his tale the fact that his ego-protagonist is deformed, and that the whole tale has therefore been a fiction (21, 302 & 395)?
It began somberly with scenes of wartime Poland and Ukraine projected from a screen and visible to all the well-dressed banqueters
A character in Aristophanes' Banqueters
owes a debt of 200 drachmas and repays it with a silver drinking cup (and gold and silver plate was regularly made up in round figures in terms of contemporary currency standards).
so badly that their corpses were unrecognisable.
leap to their feet in panic and the banquet tumbles in chaos to the ground.