Food in the Ancient World / Edition 1 by John Wilkins, Shaun Hill | | 9780631235507 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Food in the Ancient World / Edition 1

Food in the Ancient World / Edition 1

by John Wilkins, Shaun Hill
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631235507

ISBN-13: 9780631235507

Pub. Date: 02/13/2006

Publisher: Wiley

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631235507
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/13/2006
Series:
Ancient Cultures Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.51(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Figures.

Preface.

Timeline.

Map of the Mediterranean.

Introduction.

1. An Overview of Food in Antiquity.

Introduction.

2. The Social Context of Eating.

Introduction.

3. Food and Ancient Religion.

Introduction.

4. Staple Foods: Cereals and Pulses.

Introduction.

5. Meat and Fish.

Introduction.

6. Wine and Drinking.

Introduction.

7. Food in Ancient Thought.

Introduction.

8. Medial Approaches to Food.

Introduction.

9. Food in Literature.

Recipes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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