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Food in the Ancient World

By John Wilkins, 1954-

In 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 BC to 200 AD.

  • 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.
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    Book

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    • 394.12 Wil, Nonfiction

    Publish Date

    2006

    ISBN

    0631235507


    Format: Book
    Author: Wilkins, John, 1954-
    Title: Food in the ancient world / John M. Wilkins and Shaun Hill.
    Publisher Date: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
    Subject: Food habits -- History -- To 1500. Food -- History Civilization, Ancient
    Isbn: 0631235507 (hardcover : alk. paper) 9780631235507 (hardcover : alk. paper) 0631235515 (pbk. : alk. paper) 9780631235514 (pbk. : alk. paper) 9780631235507 9780631235514
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    Format: Book
    Author: Wilkins, John, 1954-
    Title: Food in the ancient world / John M. Wilkins and Shaun Hill.
    Publisher, Date: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
    Description: xiii, 300 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
    Series: Ancient cultures
    Series: Ancient cultures (Malden, Mass.)
    Subjects: Food habits -- History -- To 1500.
    Subjects: Food -- History
    Subjects: Civilization, Ancient
    Other Author: Hill, Shaun, 1947-
    Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-289) and index.
    Contents: An overview of food in antiquity -- The social context of eating -- Food and ancient religion -- Staple foods : cereals and pulses -- Meat and fish -- Wine and drinking -- Food in ancient thought -- Medical approaches to food -- Food in literature.
    LCCN: 2005013069
    ISBN: 0631235507 (hardcover : alk. paper)
    ISBN: 9780631235507 (hardcover : alk. paper)
    ISBN: 0631235515 (pbk. : alk. paper)
    ISBN: 9780631235514 (pbk. : alk. paper)
    ISBN: 9780631235507
    ISBN: 9780631235514
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    Call Number: 394.12 Wil