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Food and Drink in Antiquity: A Sourcebook

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Zusatztext I certainly recommended this sourcebook to students with an interest in food and foodways in antiquity its focus on the social context of food is very valuable. The translated sources, their discussion, and the suggestions for further reading will prove valuable points of departure for discussion during seminars as well as for student research. Informationen zum Autor John F. Donahue is Associate Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. He is the author of The Roman Community at Table during the Principate (2004) and co-editor of Roman Dining, A Special Issue of the American Journal of Philology (2005). Klappentext This sourcebook is a unique asset to many courses on food as it offers a thematic approach to eating and drinking in antiquity. Vorwort An accurate and accessible tool for understanding the rich and varied contexts for eating and drinking in antiquity. Zusammenfassung Amid growing interest in food and drink as an academic discipline in recent years, this volume is the first to provide insight into eating and drinking by focusing on what the ancients themselves actually had to say about this important topic. A thorough and varied sourcebook, it is structured thematically and is a unique asset to any course on food and foodways. The chronological scope of the material extends from Greece of the 8th century BCE to the Late Roman Empire of the 4th century CE. Each chapter consists of an introduction along with a concluding bibliography of suggested readings. The excerpts themselves, rendered in clear and readable English that remains faithful to the original Latin or Greek, are set in their proper social and historical context, with the author of each passage fully identified. An unparalleled compilation of essential source material for Classics courses and with a wide range of evidence, drawing upon literary, inscriptional, legal and religious testimony, Food and Drink in Antiquity will also be particularly well suited to the interdisciplinary focus of modern food studies. Inhaltsverzeichnis Figure List1. Introduction 2. Food and Drink in Ancient Literature 3. Grain, Grapes and Olives: The Mediterranean Triad and More 4. Eating, Drinking and Believing: Food, Drink and Religion5. Eating, Drinking and Sharing: The Social Context of Food and Drink 6. Eating, Drinking and Fighting: Food and Drink in the Military7. Eating, Drinking and Living Healthy: Food, Drink and Medicine Authors and works...

Vorwort
An accurate and accessible tool for understanding the rich and varied contexts for eating and drinking in antiquity.

Autorentext
John F. Donahue is Associate Professor in the Department of Classical Studies at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. He is the author of The Roman Community at Table during the Principate (2004) and co-editor of Roman Dining, A Special Issue of the American Journal of Philology (2005).

Klappentext

This sourcebook is a unique asset to many courses on food as it offers a thematic approach to eating and drinking in antiquity.



Zusammenfassung
Amid growing interest in food and drink as an academic discipline in recent years, this volume is the first to provide insight into eating and drinking by focusing on what the ancients themselves actually had to say about this important topic. A thorough and varied sourcebook, it is structured thematically and is a unique asset to any course on food and foodways. The chronological scope of the material extends from Greece of the 8th century BCE to the Late Roman Empire of the 4th century CE. Each chapter consists of an introduction along with a concluding bibliography of suggested readings. The excerpts themselves, rendered in clear and readable English that remains faithful to the original Latin or Greek, are set in their proper social and historical context, with the author of each passage fully identified. An unparalleled compilation of essential source material for Classics courses and with a wide range of evidence, drawing upon literary, inscriptional, legal and religious testimony, Food and Drink in Antiquity will also be particularly well suited to the interdisciplinary focus of modern food studies.

Inhalt
Figure List 1. Introduction 2. Food and Drink in Ancient Literature 3. Grain, Grapes and Olives: The Mediterranean Triad and More 4. Eating, Drinking and Believing: Food, Drink and Religion 5. Eating, Drinking and Sharing: The Social Context of Food and Drink 6. Eating, Drinking and Fighting: Food and Drink in the Military 7. Eating, Drinking and Living Healthy: Food, Drink and Medicine Authors and works

Produktinformationen

Titel: Food and Drink in Antiquity: A Sourcebook
Untertitel: Readings from the Graeco-Roman World
Autor:
EAN: 9781441133458
ISBN: 978-1-4411-3345-8
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 312
Gewicht: 529g
Größe: H233mm x B154mm x T20mm
Jahr: 2014