The -Deipnosophistae- of Athenaeus is one of the most celebrated works of Greek grammar to survive from the ancient world. Athenaeus lived in Naukratis, Egypt, at the end of the second century AD. Within the work, his dinner-table philosophers discuss many aspects of food, drink, dining habits and social customs, as represented in Greek literature through the ages, with extensive quotations. It is the only source for many works which have not survived to the present day, as well as a huge treasure-house of Greek social history, vocabulary and grammar. Parts of the known 15 books only survive in epitome - extensive summaries. This is a new edition of Volume I (Books I-VII) of the three-volume translation by C. D. Yonge, carefully hand-edited to be clear and complete.