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- ‘One could say that our situation is like a ‘gigantic development of the parable in the Bible of the rich banqueter and the poor man Lazarus.’’
- ‘The number of seated banqueters could thus correspond to the number of miniature kylikes found in room 7.’
- ‘The slaughtered animals would have yielded a large quantity of meat, far in excess of the needs of 22 banqueters, and probably enough to supply the entire population of the town around the palace.’
- ‘The principal banqueter is joined by six participants, all of whom hold cups in their right hands.’
- ‘The reclining banqueters do not show the characteristics of either of the two known painters discussed above.’
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