Siren Feasts A History of Food and Gastronomy in Greece

ISBN-10: 0415156572

ISBN-13: 9780415156578

Edition: 1996

Authors: Andrew Dalby

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In this social history of Greek food the author begins with the tunny fishers of the neolithic age, and traces the story through the repertoire of classical Greece and the reputation of Lydia for luxury to the imperial synthesis of varying traditions.
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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 1/29/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Andrew Dalby is a historian and linguist, who has published a number of biographies of classical figures, including Homer, Bacchus and Venus. He has also written on the social history of languages and food history, including the acclaimed book Siren Feasts: a history of food and gastronomy in Greece (1996), which won the Runciman Prize, and has produced numerous academic papers.

List of figures
Preface
Acknowledgements
The Way These People Sacrifice
The Gardens of Alcinous
Divine Inventions
In the Feasts of the Lydians
Sicilian Tables
Lemons of the Hesperides
Strymonian Eels
The Imperial Synthesis
Biscuits from Byzantium
Notes
Bibliography
Index of ancient and medieval sources
Greek Index
General Index
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