Food in the Ancient World

Food in the Ancient World

John M. Wilkins, Shaun Hill

Language: English

Pages: 316


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Publish Year note: First published February 3rd 2006

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.

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