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Food and Society in Classical Antiquity (Key Themes in Ancient History)

 
 
 
 
Food and Society in Classical Antiquity (Key Themes in Ancient History)
Author: Peter Garnsey
ISBN 13: 9780521645881
ISBN 10: 521645883
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1999-05-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
List Price: $39.99
 
 

A general study of food in antiquity, broadly based and comprehensive.

Times Literary Supplement - John D'Arms

Garnsey's new book, though brief and written for an introductory series aimed primarily at students and teachers, is a small triumph. One virtue, especially conspicuous in the masterly chapter on malnutrition, is his ability to keep the dietary staples, needs and conditions of the common people, both urban and rural, steadily in view, despite literary, documentary and archaeological sources that concentrate overwhelmingly on the practices and attitudes of the rich...A second strength is the author's synthetic approach to food as a biocultural phenomenon, both substance and symbol.