Roman Dining: A Special Issue of "American Journal of Philology"

Roman Dining: A Special Issue of "American Journal of Philology"


Edited by Barbara K. Gold, Edited by John F. Donahue

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  • Format: Paperback | 184 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 224mm x 18mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2005
  • Publication City/Country: Baltimore, MD
  • ISBN 10: 0801882028
  • ISBN 13: 9780801882029
  • Illustrations note: 29 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 1,200,715

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This special issue of the American Journal of Philology illuminates the nature and function of food and dining in the Roman world, offering historical, sociological, literary, cultural, and material perspectives. The articles collected here explore topics from diverse fields to analyze Roman culture and material practice, including the dietary practices and nutritional concerns of the Romans, dining and its links to ideology during the early imperial period, public banqueting and its social function in Roman society, and the emphasis placed on the waiting servant in both domestic and funerary settings. The American Journal of Philology is renowned for its role in helping to shape American classical scholarship. Today the Journal has achieved worldwide recognition as a forum for international exchange among classicists by publishing original research in Greco-Roman literature, and culture.

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Author information

Barbara K. Gold is a professor of classics at Hamilton College and editor of The American Journal of Philology. John F. Donahue is an assistant professor in the department of classical studies at the College of William and Mary.

Review quote

A high-quality collection of essays that those interested in Roman food and Roman social history will want to consult. -- Peter O'Neill Gastronomica 2006