Food and Society in Classical Antiquity

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Author  Peter Garnsey
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   May 13, 1999
ISBN  0521641829
Pages  192

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This is a broad-based, comprehensive general study of food in antiquity. The book deals with food as food or nutrition, the discussion revolving around the concrete issues of food availability and the nutritional status of the population. It also treats the nonfood 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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