[Sca-cooks] Roman Dining
johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Fri Aug 24 09:25:32 PDT 2007
Ok, since you asked---
I haven't been doing anything with Roman so it's been awhile since
I have looked at the volume.
As I recall from browsing through it originally, it's academic and at
the time I bought it, it was hard to get.
It's a collection of papers from a conference or contributed papers.
I didn't really think people on SCA Cooks would like it all that much,
they lived and died for Roman cuisine. I probably never posted a review
for that reason. (There are a number of classical PhD's that get
published on aspects
of Roman dining that I never mention to the list.)
This seemed to be one of those things to have
and buy if one collects everything. Otherwise it can be interlibrary loaned.
(I wondered even back in 2005 how much the field would be changing once
the new Apicius was out. We heard Sally give her talk at Leeds in 2004
information wasn't in this volume as it was gathered up in 2003 and
published in 2005(?).)
This is what the book includes:
Preface / Barbara K. Gold -- Introduction / John F. Donahue -- The way
we used to eat : diet, community, and history at Rome / Nicholas Purcell
-- Land and sea : Italy and the Mediterranean in the Roman discourse of
dining / John Wilkins -- Horizontal women : posture and sex in the Roman
Convivium / Matthew Roller -- Toward a typology of Roman public feasting
/ John F. Donahue -- The waiting servant in later Roman art / Katherine
Description is here:
Actually you can search pages from the actual book by using the search
bar on that page.
Look under Apicius for instance and you can see some sample pages.
It's not that practical a volume, but if you love classical stuff you
may want a copy.
Is that enough of a description?
Mairi Ceilidh wrote:
> Johnna, could you make your comments on the list? Other inquiring minds
> want to know also.
> Thank You,
> Mairi Ceilidh
> I have it. Contact me offlist if you want.
> Sharon Gordon wrote:
>> Does anyone have this book? Thoughts?
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