Food in the Ancient World

Food in the Ancient World

Book - 2006
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In Food in the Ancient World , a respected classicist and a practising world-class chef explore a millennium of eating and drinking. Explores a millennium of food consumption, from c.750 BC to 200 AD. Shows the pivotal role food had in a world where it was linked with morality and the social order. Concerns people from all walks of life impoverished citizens subsisting on cereals to the meat-eating elites. Describes religious sacrifices, ancient dinner parties and drinking bouts, as well as exotic foods and recipes. Considers the role of food in ancient literature from Homer to Juvenal and Petronius.
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2006
ISBN: 9780631235514
0631235515
9780631235507
0631235507
Characteristics: xiii, 300 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hill, Shaun 1947-
Other Standard Identifier: 9780631235514
9780631235507

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