Food in the Ancient World / Edition 1

Food in the Ancient World / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0631235515
ISBN-13:
9780631235514
Pub. Date:
02/13/2006
Publisher:
Wiley
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Overview

Food in the Ancient World / Edition 1

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: 9780631235514
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/13/2006
Series: Ancient Cultures Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.05(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.70(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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