Presents the ways of life of four great ancient civilizations, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Celtic, through their foodways. This book draws on writings of classical authors as well as on archeological findings to present intimate insight into ancient peoples. Many classical recipes are interspersed with the text, along with illustrations.
Joan P. Alcock is an archeologist and historian and an Honorary Fellow of London South Bank University and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. She is the author of Life in Roman Britain (1996) and Food in Roman Britain (2001), among other works.