Food In The Ancient World From A To Z / Edition 1

Food In The Ancient World From A To Z / Edition 1

by Andrew Dalby, Dalby Andrew
     
 

Sensual yet pre-eminently functional, food is of intrinsic interest to us all. This exciting new work by a leading authority explores food and related concepts in the Greek and Roman worlds.

In entries ranging from a few lines to a couple of pages, Andrew Dalby describes individual foodstuffs (such as catfish, gazelle, peaches and parsley), utensils, ancient

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Sensual yet pre-eminently functional, food is of intrinsic interest to us all. This exciting new work by a leading authority explores food and related concepts in the Greek and Roman worlds.

In entries ranging from a few lines to a couple of pages, Andrew Dalby describes individual foodstuffs (such as catfish, gazelle, peaches and parsley), utensils, ancient writers on food, and a vast range of other topics, drawn from classical literature, history and archaeology, as well as looking at the approaches of modern scholars.
Approachable, reliable and fun, this A-to-Z explains and clarifies a subject that crops up in numerous classical sources, from plays to histories and beyond. It also gives references to useful primary and secondary reading.

It will be an invaluable companion for students, academics and gastronomes alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415232593
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/08/2003
Series:
Ancient World from A to Z Series
Pages:
426
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.87(d)

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