A Companion to Food in the Ancient World (Blackwell

A significant other to nutrients within the historical World provides a entire review of the cultural facets with regards to the creation, education, and intake of food and drinks in antiquity.

• presents an updated review of the research of nutrients within the historical world
• Addresses all facets of meals construction, distribution, instruction, and intake in the course of antiquity
• good points unique scholarship from the most influential North American and ecu experts in Classical heritage, historical historical past, and archaeology
• Covers a large geographical variety from Britain to historical Asia, together with Egypt and Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, areas surrounding the Black Sea, and China
• Considers the relationships of meals in terms of historical vitamin, nutrients, philosophy, gender, type, faith, and extra

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The creation of the Deipnosophistae is a process of accretive transformation, or as Christian Jacob calls it “excerpting quotations and distributing them in clusters of topics” (Jacob, 2000, 90); and the search for Athenaeus’ sources must be conducted with due respect for his methods of work. An earlier generation often imagined that the order of material in the work was to be explained by the use that Athenaeus made of his sources, whether stated or inferred by modern scholarship; but that is only partially true, and more evident in certain sections than in others.

116‐20) and a world of peace and concord was Attic, as also Sicilian (Epicharmus), comedy. In comedy, however, such visions of plenty had more to do with wish‐fulfillment and the carnival world created by these dramas – note especially the culinary conclusion to Aristophanes’ Ekklesiazousai – than with mor­ alizing protreptic, as in Hesiod. Food could still, of course, carry argumentative force. In Aristophanes’ Acharnians the central character makes a private peace treaty with the 22 Richard Hunter and Demetra Koukouzika Spartans, which means that all of the good things of Greece of which the blockaded Athenians are deprived can flow into his private market.

Food historians must be aware of stereotypes, commonplaces, and urban legends (Meyzie, 2010, 3). A food culture is a constructed socio‐historical category; its composition and its understanding vary from a historical context to another. However, there is no such thing as a fixed and a‐historical food culture. Tastes, ingredients, and techniques evolve through time. How can the product of a dynamic organic cultural body be reduced to a fixed definition of what is proper and what is not? 16 John Wilkins and Robin Nadeau JW: I don’t think we are as far apart as all that, Robin.

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