Food in the Ancient World

By John M. Wilkins, Shaun Hill

Publish 12 months note: First released February third 2006
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In Food within the historical World, a revered classicist and a training world-class chef discover a millennium of consuming and drinking.

• Explores a millennium of meals intake, from c.750 BC to 2 hundred AD.
• exhibits the pivotal position nutrition had in an international the place it was once associated with morality and the social order.
• issues humans from all walks of existence – impoverished electorate subsisting on cereals to the meat-eating elites.
• Describes non secular sacrifices, historical dinner events and ingesting bouts, in addition to unique meals and recipes.
• Considers the position of foodstuff in historic literature from Homer to Juvenal and Petronius.

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Redefining Dionysos (Mythoseikonpoiesis)

This ebook contributes to the knowledge of Dionysos, the Greek god of wine, dancing, theatre and ecstasy, by means of placing jointly 30 reports of classical students. They mix the research of particular situations of specific dimensions of the god in cult, fable, literature and iconography, with common visions of Dionysos in antiquity and smooth occasions. basically from the mix of alternative views will we grab the complicated character of Dionysos, and the varieties of his presence in several cults, literary genres, and inventive varieties, from Mycenaean instances to past due antiquity.

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Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up (Sather Classical Lectures)

By Mary Beard

What made the Romans snort? used to be historic Rome a carnival, choked with sensible jokes and hearty chuckles? Or used to be it a gently regulated tradition during which the uncontrollable far more than laughter was once a strength to fear—a global of wit, irony, and understanding smiles? How did Romans make feel of laughter? What function did it play on this planet of the legislations courts, the imperial palace, or the spectacles of the arena?

Laughter in historic Rome explores some of the most exciting, but additionally trickiest, of old matters. Drawing on quite a lot of Roman writing—from essays on rhetoric to a surviving Roman shaggy dog story book—Mary Beard tracks down the giggles, smirks, and guffaws of the traditional Romans themselves. From historical “monkey company” to the position of a snigger in a tradition of tyranny, she explores Roman humor from the hilarious, to the momentous, to the surprising.  yet she additionally displays on even larger ancient questions. what sort of heritage of laughter do we potentially inform? do we ever quite “get” the Romans’ jokes?

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Histoire de l'éducation dans l'Antiquité, tome 2

By Henri-Irénée Marrou

Histoire de l'éducation dans l'Antiquité2. Le monde romain« L'éducation homérique, l'éducation spartiate, l. a. pédérastie en tant qu'éducation, l'ancienne éducation athénienne, and so on. Autant d'ensembles bien centrés sur un problème vivant. Rien de stéréotypé. Beaucoup de grosses questions abordées et, sinon résolues, du moins discutées avec pénétration. Pas de pédantisme. Un réel et solide savoir. Le consistent souci de fournir au lecteur le moyen d'en vérifier les resources. D'un mot, un livre éclairant. Capital pour qui veut comprendre, en profondeur, les sociétés de l'Antiquité classique. »Lucien FebvreHenri-Irénée Marrou (1904-1977)Un des grands historiens de l'Antiquité tardive, spécialiste d'Augustin et de l'augustinisme, qui fut aussi critique musical sous le nom d'Henri Davenson. Il a notamment publié, au Seuil, L'Eglise de l'Antiquité tardive (1985) et Saint Augustin et l'augustinisme (2003).

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Thinking Like a Lawyer: Essays on Legal History and General History for John Crook on His Eightieth Birthday (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum) (Sum)

It is a publication concerning the legislation and lifetime of Rome within which participants reply to John Crook's injunction to 'think like legal professionals' by means of ranging so far as historical Greece, historical Persia and sleek Denmark to expound their issues and draw comparisons. a gap part specializes in Civil legislation, roughly as conventionally conceived, with chapters at the peculium, on municipal legislation at Irni in Roman Spain, on advisers of Roman provincial governors, and on violent crime. Roman perceptions of the actual and human worlds are the focal point of a moment part, and comparisons among Greek, Roman and smooth methods of considering legislations and govt come into the 3rd part. within the ultimate part, members argue the historical past of legislation and lifestyles from refractions of actual and imagined Rome."

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Rome face aux Barbares : Une histoire des sacs de la Ville

By Umberto Roberto

Les derniers siècles de l'Empire romain d'Occident furent marqués par les mises à sac de Rome par les peuples barbares. los angeles relecture des resources et les trouvailles de l'archéologie permettent de retracer los angeles succession des événements et l. a. façon dont les Romains y faisaient face, tandis que les provinces s'effondraient et que l'influence de l'Eglise chrétienne s'accentuait.

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When Men Were Men: Masculinity, Power and Identity in Classical Antiquity (Leicester-Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society)

When males have been Men questions the deep-set assumption that men's historical past speaks and has consistently spoken for we all, by way of exploring the background of classical antiquity as an explicitly masculine story.
With a preface by means of Sarah Pomeroy, this research employs diverse methodologies and makes a speciality of a wide diversity of resource fabrics, sessions and locations.

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Histoire de l'éducation dans l'Antiquité, tome 1

By Henri-Irénée Marrou

Histoire de l'éducation dans l'Antiquité1. Le monde grec« L'éducation homérique, l'éducation spartiate, los angeles pédérastie en tant qu'éducation, l'ancienne éducation athénienne, and so forth. Autant d'ensembles bien centrés sur un problème vivant. Rien de stéréotypé. Beaucoup de grosses questions abordées et, sinon résolues, du moins discutées avec pénétration. Pas de pédantisme. Un réel et solide savoir. Le consistent souci de fournir au lecteur le moyen d'en vérifier les resources. D'un mot, un livre éclairant. Capital pour qui veut comprendre, en profondeur, les sociétés de l'Antiquité classique. »Lucien FebvreHenri-Irénée Marrou (1904-1977)Un des grands historiens de l'Antiquité tardive, spécialiste d'Augustin et de l'augustinisme, qui fut aussi critique musical sous le nom d'Henri Davenson. Il a notamment publié, au Seuil, L'Eglise de l'Antiquité tardive (1985) et Saint Augustin et l'augustinisme (2003).

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La raison de Rome : Naissance de l'esprit critique à la fin de la République (IIe-Ier siècle avant J.-C.)

By Claudia Moatti

Au dernier siècle de son histoire (entre le IIe et le Ier s. av. J.-C.), alors qu’elle est emportée par les guerres civiles et les conflits extérieurs, l. a. République romaine connaît une véritable révolution intellectuelle sous le signe des « Lumières ». A cette époque marquée par une ouverture sans précédent sur le monde et par l’intégration substantial des Italiens dans le corps civique, l. a. classe dirigeante modifie peu à peu ses questionnements, ses discours, ses pratiques, et s’interroge sur l. a. romanité.Comment penser lorsque les valeurs anciennes et les associations vacillent ? remark constituer un État, une mémoire, à partir d’une multitude de peuples et de cultures ? Contre l’éclatement, le désordre et los angeles crise, les Romains en appellent à los angeles Raison, tout à l. a. fois norme, principe de pensée, méthode d’organisation et de category ; il s découvrent los angeles critique, los angeles pluralité, l’abstraction, cherchent des catégories générales susceptibles de quadriller le réel et d’en appréhender l. a. diversité.C’est dans cette création de formes, dans los angeles building d’un ordre logique et universel, recouvrant sans les détruire les singularités historiques, que s’impose l. a. modernité de Rome.

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Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)

By Alberto Manguel

While it really is unknown if there ever was once a guy named Homer, there's no doubt that the epic poems assembled lower than his identify shape the cornerstone of Western literature, feeding our mind's eye for over and a part millennia. The Iliad and The Odyssey, with their stories of the Trojan warfare, Achilles, Ulysses and Penelope, the Sirens, the Cyclops, Helen of Troy, and the petulant gods, are general to such a lot readers simply because they're so pervasive. From Plato to Virgil, Pope to Joyce, the poems were advised and retold, interpreted and decorated. during this swish and sweeping ebook, Alberto Manguel lines the lineage of the poems from their inception and primary recording. He considers the unique function of the poems—either as allegory of philosophical fact or as a checklist of ancient truth—surveys the demanding situations the pagan Homer awarded to the early Christian international, and maps the unfold of the works world wide and during the centuries. Manguel follows Homer in the course of the maximum literature ever created and, especially, delights within the poems themselves.

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