Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The World UnderfootMosaics and Metaphor in the Greek Symposium$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Hallie M. Franks

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190863166

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190863166.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 30 November 2020



The World Underfoot

Hallie M. Franks

Oxford University Press

Drawing in particular from Henri Lefebvre’s theory of space and its production—according to which space is conceived as a network of relations between perceived, conceived, and lived experiences—the conclusion situates the arguments of the previous chapters in relationship to the function of the symposium as a social practice. The mosaics, by actively participating in the construction of spatial metaphors, played a crucial role in facilitating the intellectual transformation central to the symposium experience and in creating and solidifying social bonds among the participants. These conclusions suggest that the andron served as a social space in more complex ways than previously understood.

Keywords:   Henri Lefebvre, commensality, symposium, citizenship, hetairoi, polis

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .