Food in the Ancient World

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2006 - Social Science - 276 pages
The ways of life of four great ancient civilizations-- Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Celtic--are illuminated here through their foodways. As these cultures moved toward settled agriculture, a time of experimentation and learning began. Cities emerged, and with them consumer societies that needed to be supplied. Food Culture in the Ancient World draws on writings of classical authors such as Petronius, Galen, and Cato, as well as on archeological findings, to present intimate insight into ancient peoples. This volume will be indispensable as it complements classical history, cultural, and literature studies at the high school and college levels and will also inform the general reader.
 

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Contents

Historical Overview
1
Foodstuffs
31
Food Preparation and the Food Professions
103
Food by Civilization
135
Eating Habits
181
Concepts of Diet and Nutrition
227
Selected Bibliography
253
Index
263
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