Introduction Feasting is a communal practice well represented in sources which date back to Late Antiquity. The homilies on the saints, in particular, provide us with varied impressions of feasting through preaching.1 Neither the act of feasting nor that of preaching can be imagined to have taken place without people, some form of communication – and a space. Thus, even when fixed in a written form, speeches composed for feasts carry with them a sense of spatiality. As time passes, it may become increasingly difficult to verify whether those echoes ever stemmed from an actual space and yet we are left with descriptions of events, people and practices, which introduce us to the spaces of the past.2