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Author Garnsey, Peter.

Title Food and society in classical antiquity / Peter Garnsey.

Imprint Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.

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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 175 pages) : illustrations.
Series Key themes in ancient history
Key themes in ancient history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-168) and index.
Contents Cover; Half-title; Series-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Preface; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER 1 Diet; CHAPTER 2 Food and the economy; CHAPTER 3 Food crisis; CHAPTER 4 Malnutrition; CHAPTER 5 Otherness; CHAPTER 6 Forbidden foods; CHAPTER 7 Food and the family; CHAPTER 8 Haves and havenots; CHAPTER 9 You are with whom you eat; Conclusion: choice and necessity; Bibliographical essay; Bibliography; Index.
Summary This is a general study of food in antiquity. The book deals with food as food or nutrition. It also treats the non-food uses of food, focusing on the role of food in forming and marking the social hierarchy. Food defines the group, whether social, religious, philosophical or political.
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Subject Food habits -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Food habits -- Rome.
Food supply -- Greece -- History -- To 1500.
Food supply -- Rome.
Civilization, Classical.
Chronological Term To 1500
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Garnsey, Peter. Food and society in classical antiquity. Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999 0521641829 0521645883 (DLC) 98038424 (OCoLC)39654799
ISBN 0511066228 (electronic bk.)
9780511066221 (electronic bk.)
0511068352 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
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9780521641821 (hbk.)
0521641829 (hbk.)
9780511612534 (electronic bk.)
0511612532 (electronic bk.)
0521645883 (paperback)