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A companion to food in the ancient world / edited by John Wilkins and Robin Nadeau.

Contributor(s): Wilkins, John, 1954- | Nadeau, Robin, 1976-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Blackwell companions to the ancient world: Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Oxford : Wiley Blackwell, 2015Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118878194 (ePub); 1118878191 (ePub); 9781118878231 (Adobe PDF); 111887823X (Adobe PDF); 9781118878255; 1118878256.Subject(s): Gastronomy -- History | Food habits -- History | Dinners and dining -- History | Food in literature | Dinners and dining in literature | Latin literature -- History and criticism | Greek literature -- History and criticism | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Agriculture & Food | HISTORY -- Ancient -- General | Dinners and dining | Dinners and dining in literature | Food habits | Food in literature | Gastronomy | Greek literature | Latin literature | Dinners and dining -- History | Dinners and dining in literature | Food habits -- History | Food in literature | Gastronomy -- History | Greek literature -- History and criticism | Latin literature -- History and criticism | Antike | Nahrung | Lebensmittel | Ernährung | Ess- und TrinksitteGenre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History. | Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Companion to food in the ancient worldDDC classification: 394.1/209 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
Literature and approaches -- Food in greek literature / Richard Hunter & Demetra Koukouzika -- Athenaeus the encyclopedist / Oswyn Murray -- Food in Latin literature / Matthew Leigh -- Cookery books / Robin Nadeau -- Medical literature, diet and health / John Wilkins -- Food and ancient philosophy / Paul Scade -- Food, gender and sexuality / Florence Dupont -- Class and power / Elke Stein-Hölkeskamp -- The archaeology of food consumption / Martin Pitts -- Roman food remains in archaeology and the contents of a Roman sewer at Herculaneum / Mark Robinson & Erica Rowan -- Anthropology and food studies / Sarah Hitch -- Art & images: feasting in ancient Greece and Rome / François Lissarrague -- Production & transport -- Animals, meat and alimentary by-products: patterns of production and consumption / Christophe Chandezon -- Fish / Dimitra Mylona -- Agriculture / Geoffrey Kron -- Storage and transport / Robert I. Curtis -- Supplying cities / Paul Erdkamp -- Preparation -- Men, women and slaves / Andrew Dalby -- Kitchens / Bradley A. Ault -- Baking and cooking / Nicolas Monteix -- Dining in ancient Greece / Pauline Schmitt Pantel -- Symposium / Sean Corner -- Royal feasting / Konrad Vössing -- Roman dining / John F. Donahue -- Table manners / Robin Nadeau -- Wine appreciation in ancient Greece / Thibaut Boulay -- Cultures beyond Athens and Rome -- Food, culture and environment in ancient Asia Minor / Stephen Mitchell -- Food among Greeks of the Black Sea: the challenging diet of Olbia / David Braund -- Mesopotamia / Brigitte Lion -- Food in ancient Egypt / Pierre Tallet -- "Celtic" food: perspectives from Britain / Martin Pitts -- Food & religion. Great food cultures -- Sacrifice / Sarah Hitch -- Jewish meals in antiquity / Jordan D. Rosenblum -- Food and dining in early Christianity / Dennis E. Smith -- Byzantium / Béatrice Caseau -- Medieval food / Bruno Laurioux -- Food in antiquity: the Islamic dimension / David Waines -- The ideological foundations of the food culture of pre-imperial China / Françoise Sabban.
Summary: A Companion to Food in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of the cultural aspects relating to the production, preparation, and consumption of food and drink in antiquity. Provides an up-to-date overview of the study of food in the ancient world. Addresses all aspects of food production, distribution, preparation, and consumption during antiquity. Features original scholarship from some of the most influential North American and European specialists in Classical history, ancient history, and archaeology. Covers a wide geographical range from Britain to ancient Asia, including Egypt and Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, regions surrounding the Black Sea, and China. Considers the relationships of food in relation to ancient diet, nutrition, philosophy, gender, class, religion, and more
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Literature and approaches -- Food in greek literature / Richard Hunter & Demetra Koukouzika -- Athenaeus the encyclopedist / Oswyn Murray -- Food in Latin literature / Matthew Leigh -- Cookery books / Robin Nadeau -- Medical literature, diet and health / John Wilkins -- Food and ancient philosophy / Paul Scade -- Food, gender and sexuality / Florence Dupont -- Class and power / Elke Stein-Hölkeskamp -- The archaeology of food consumption / Martin Pitts -- Roman food remains in archaeology and the contents of a Roman sewer at Herculaneum / Mark Robinson & Erica Rowan -- Anthropology and food studies / Sarah Hitch -- Art & images: feasting in ancient Greece and Rome / François Lissarrague -- Production & transport -- Animals, meat and alimentary by-products: patterns of production and consumption / Christophe Chandezon -- Fish / Dimitra Mylona -- Agriculture / Geoffrey Kron -- Storage and transport / Robert I. Curtis -- Supplying cities / Paul Erdkamp -- Preparation -- Men, women and slaves / Andrew Dalby -- Kitchens / Bradley A. Ault -- Baking and cooking / Nicolas Monteix -- Dining in ancient Greece / Pauline Schmitt Pantel -- Symposium / Sean Corner -- Royal feasting / Konrad Vössing -- Roman dining / John F. Donahue -- Table manners / Robin Nadeau -- Wine appreciation in ancient Greece / Thibaut Boulay -- Cultures beyond Athens and Rome -- Food, culture and environment in ancient Asia Minor / Stephen Mitchell -- Food among Greeks of the Black Sea: the challenging diet of Olbia / David Braund -- Mesopotamia / Brigitte Lion -- Food in ancient Egypt / Pierre Tallet -- "Celtic" food: perspectives from Britain / Martin Pitts -- Food & religion. Great food cultures -- Sacrifice / Sarah Hitch -- Jewish meals in antiquity / Jordan D. Rosenblum -- Food and dining in early Christianity / Dennis E. Smith -- Byzantium / Béatrice Caseau -- Medieval food / Bruno Laurioux -- Food in antiquity: the Islamic dimension / David Waines -- The ideological foundations of the food culture of pre-imperial China / Françoise Sabban.

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A Companion to Food in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive overview of the cultural aspects relating to the production, preparation, and consumption of food and drink in antiquity. Provides an up-to-date overview of the study of food in the ancient world. Addresses all aspects of food production, distribution, preparation, and consumption during antiquity. Features original scholarship from some of the most influential North American and European specialists in Classical history, ancient history, and archaeology. Covers a wide geographical range from Britain to ancient Asia, including Egypt and Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, regions surrounding the Black Sea, and China. Considers the relationships of food in relation to ancient diet, nutrition, philosophy, gender, class, religion, and more

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