Fish-eating in Greece from the Fifth Century B.C. to the Seventh Century A.D.: A Story of Impoverished Fishermen Or Luxurious Fish Banquets?
This study brings a variety of approaches to bear on problems realting to fish eating, its prevalence and economic and cultural significance in classical Greece. Archaeological work is used to determine how widespread fishing was, and in which regions fishing was particularly intensive. Although the scale of fishing appears highly variable there appears to be little link between this and environmental factors. Accordingly, much of the book is given over to literary and anthropological research to determine the reasons for fish consumption, looking at the ancient classification of fish, their use in cultic practices, processes of distribution and marketing, and the relationship between fish consumption and social class.
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Introduction Defining the problem of fisheating in Classical Greece
Theoretical framework adopted in this study
Shaping the methodology
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Akraephia amphorae analysis ancient fishing anthropological Antiphanes archaeological Archaestratos in Ath Argolic gulf Argolid Atargatis Athens Attica Centracanthidae chalkoi chapter Classical coast coastal comedy common consumers context cooking Corinth Crete cult cultural Davidson Deipnosophistae Delos depending on species discourse discussion distinct eating economic euryaline evidence excavation exploitation explore fish bones fish consumption fish names fish plates fish remains fish resources fish-bone assemblages fish-related fish-tanks fishermen fishing and fish fishing and fish-eating fresh fish geographical Greece grey mullet gulf Halieis Hamilakis Hellenistic important indet Indeterminate inscription island issue Itanos Kalaureia Krania lake large fish large number literary sources marine McPhee and Trendall Mugilidae Mylona Pagrus perhaps Poseidon preserved fish production references relevant river Roman sacred sanctuary Saronic gulf Sciaenidae Scombridae sea bream Serranidae Siteia social Sparidae Table texts Trachinidae treatise tuna type of fish variety various Wilkins