By John Wilkins, Robin Nadeau
A spouse to nutrition within the historical global provides a complete assessment of the cultural facets on the subject of the creation, education, and intake of foods and drinks in antiquity. presents an updated evaluation of the examine of meals within the historical global. Addresses all features of foodstuff construction, distribution, instruction, and intake in the course of antiquity. gains unique scholarship from a few of the most influential North American and eu experts in Classical historical past, historical background, 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 foodstuff in terms of historic vitamin, food, philosophy, gender, category, faith, and more �Read more...
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26 West The very familiar metaphorical use of “eating” for wasting resources of all kinds is dra matized most famously in Penelope’s suitors, who waste the resources of Odysseus’ house (cf. above), but it was to become, for example, a standard complaint of the fathers of New Comedy against their wastrel sons. Happiness and its reverse are measured in what one can and cannot eat: not putting his teeth around francolins and hares, not seasoning pancakes with sesame, nor dipping waffles into honey Hipponax fr.
Macr. Saturnalia praef. 3‐12) Athenaeus the Encyclopedist 35 And he continues with a passage about bees creating honey from the flowers they visit, which is itself derived from Seneca. At one point Athenaeus describes his work as a synago ̄ge ̄, a collection (509e). 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.
4), and the earlier description by Lucian of the wealthy but ignorant book‐collector who refuses to give scholars access to the books he has so avidly collected (Lucian Ind 30). The setting and the context are therefore intrinsically more convincing than the detailed description of the banquet and its participants: they offer an occasion for a display of learning derived from books in a milieu that undoubtedly existed in third‐century Rome. It is in the nature of compilatory works that they are unconcerned with originality.