Food and Society in Classical Antiquity by Peter Garnsey
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Food and Society in Classical Antiquity
By Peter Garnsey

Food and Society in Classical Antiquity

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Food and Society in Classical Antiquity by Peter Garnsey

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This is the first study of food in classical antiquity that treats it as both a biological and a cultural phenomenon. The variables of food quantity, quality and availability, and the impact of disease, are evaluated and a judgement reached which inclines to pessimism. Food is also a symbol, evoking other basic human needs and desires, especially sex, and performing social and cultural roles which can be either integrative or divisive. The book explores food taboos in Greek, Roman, and Jewish society, and food-allocation within the family, as well as more familiar cultural and economic polarities which are highlighted by food and eating. The author draws on a wide range of evidence new and old, from written sources to human skeletal remains, and uses both comparative historical evidence from early modern and contemporary developing societies and the anthropological literature, to create a case-study of food in antiquity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521645881
ISBN-10: 0521645883
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 11mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 22-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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