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Food in the Ancient World

Wilkins, John (Book - 2006 )
Food in the Ancient World
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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.
Authors: Wilkins, John, 1954-
Title: Food in the ancient world
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2006
Characteristics: xiii, 300 p. :,ill., maps ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: John M. Wilkins and Shaun Hill
Contents: An overview of food in antiquity
The social context of eating
Food and ancient religion
Staple foods : cereals and pulses
Meat and fish
Wine and drinking
Food in ancient thought
Medical approaches to food
Food in literature
Additional Contributors: Hill, Shaun - 1947-
ISBN: 9780631235514
0631235515
9780631235507
0631235507
Branch Call Number: 394.12 W684f 2006
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-289) and index
Subject Headings: Civilization, Ancient Food History Food habits History To 1500
Topical Term: Civilization, Ancient
Food
Food habits
LCCN: 2005013069
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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.


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