Food in the Ancient World Author : Joan Pilsbury Alcock Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group Total Pages : 320 Release : 2006 ISBN 10 : 0313330034 ISBN 13 : 9780313330032 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Food in the Ancient World Book Description: The ways of life of four great ancient civilizations-- Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Celtic--are illuminated here through their foodways. As these cultures moved toward settled agriculture, a time of experimentation and learning began. Cities emerged, and with them consumer societies that needed to be supplied. Food Culture in the Ancient World draws on writings of classical authors such as Petronius, Galen, and Cato, as well as on archeological findings, to present intimate insight into ancient peoples. This volume will be indispensable as it complements classical history, cultural, and literature studies at the high school and college levels and will also inform the general reader.