Feast (See also Epicureanism.) Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Feast (See also Epicureanism.)

  1. Barmecide feast a sham banquet, with empty plates, given to a beggar by wealthy Bagdad nobleman. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights, “The Barmecide’s Feast”]
  2. Belshazzar’s Feast lavish banquet, with vessels stolen from Jerusalem temple. [O.T.: Daniel, 5]
  3. Camacho’s wedding lavish feast prepared in vain, as Camacho’s fiancée runs off with her love just before the ceremony. [Span. Lit.: Cervantes Don Quixote]
  4. Hanukkah (Feast of Lights or Feast of Dedication) Jewish festival lasting eight days; abundance of food is characteristic. [Judaism: NCE, 1190]
  5. Lucullan feast a lavish banquet; after Lucullus, roman general and gourmet. [Rom. Hist.: Espy, 236]
  6. Prospero’s banquet shown to the hungry castaways, then disappears. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare The Tempest]
  7. Thanksgiving national holiday with luxurious dinner as chief ritual. [Am. Pop. Culture: Misc.]
  8. Thyestean banquet at which Atreus served his brother Thyestes’ sons to him as main course. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 1081]
  9. Trimalchio’s Feast lavishly huge banquet given by wealthy vulgarian. [Rom. Lit.: Satyricon]
  10. Zeus disguised as Amphitryon, gives a banquet at the latter’s house. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 32]