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Food and Drink in Antiquity: A Sourcebook (John Donahue) Hardcover Book, (Continuum, 2012) 9781441196804
Food and Drink in Antiquity: A Sourcebook (John Donahue) Hardcover Book, (Continuum, 2012) 9781441196804
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Title: Food and Drink in Antiquity: A Sourcebook

Author: Donahue, John

Publisher: Continuum International Pub Inc; Publication Date: 2012

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781441196804

Volumes: 1; Pages: 360

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Interest in food and drink as an academic discipline has been growing significantly in recent years. This sourcebook is a unique asset to many courses on food as it offers a thematic approach to eating and drinking in antiquity. For classics courses focusing on ancient social history to introductory courses on the history of food and drink, as well as those offerings with a strong sociological or anthropological approach this volume provides an unparalleled compilation of essential source material. The chronological scope of the excerpts extends from Homer in the Eighth Century BCE to the Roman emperor Constantine in the Fourth Century CE. Each thematic chapter consists of an introduction along with a bibliography of suggested readings. Translated excerpts are then presented accompanied by an explanatory background paragraph identifying the author and context of each passage. Most of the evidence is literary, but additional sources - inscriptional, legal and religious ? are also included.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1: Greco-Roman Religion

2: The Family

3: The Community

4: The Military

5: Literature

6: Gender

7: The Emperors

8: Food Supply System

9: Food and Morality

10: Settings

11: Famine and Shortage

12: Food Production

Index.
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