"Because of what it tells us about the cultures that fashioned it into such strange rituals, food is now a respectable part of history ..."--Times Literary Supplement
"A valuable addition to the growing number of books on the production and consumption of food in the ancient world."--Journal of ALT and JACT
About the Author
John Wilkins is Professor in Greek Literature, University of Exeter. He is a specialist in the history of food in Greco-Roman culture, with current interests in literature (especially comic drama) and medicine (especially nutrition). His books include Food in Antiquity: Studies in Ancient Society and Culture (Exeter, 1996). David Harvey was, until his retirement, Lecturer in Classics, University of Exeter. Mike Dobson is Director of Humanities Computing and Director of Studies for Information Technology at the University of Exeter.