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Food in the Ancient World (John Wilkins Shaun Hill) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006) 9780631235507
Food in the Ancient World (John Wilkins Shaun Hill) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2006) 9780631235507
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Title: Food in the Ancient World

Author: Wilkins, John Shaun Hill

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2006

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780631235507

Volumes: 1; Pages: 304

List Price in Cloth: $104.95 Our price: $113.99

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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 B.C. to 200 A.D..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.ContentsList of IllustrationsList of MapsTimelineIntroduction1. Sources and Approaches2. The Social Context of Eating3. Religion4. Staple Foods: Cereals and Pulses5. Meat and Fish6. Wine and the Symposium7. Food in Ancient Thought8. Food and Medicine9. Food in LiteratureBibliographyIndex
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