Meals in a Social Context: Aspects of the Communal Meal in the Hellenistic and Roman World
Inge Nielsen, Hanne Nielsen
Aarhus University Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 245 pages
Scholarly contribution provide insight into how social mores and etiquette were transmitted to children, the growing significance of family for Christians, the culture clashes of Greek and Roman, and the development of religious connotations around meals. The wide range of related interdisciplinary topics considered includes the development of the Eucharist as a ritual in its own right, funeral banquets, the role of women at meals, the architecture of the Greek and Roman meal and the provision of food for the poor.
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