Rome. Probably what most people think of when they think “Ancient World”. In this episode, however, we discover that in terms of the culinary, the Roman Republic and then Empire was most distinguishable as a lens into the diets and cooking of the wider ancient World before it.
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Music for this episode performed by Michael Levy of Ancient Lyre. His albums An Ancient Lyre, The Ancient Greek Tortoise Shell Lyre, and The Ancient Egyptian Harp are available from all major digital music stores and streaming sites.
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“Cooking in Ancient Civilizations” by Cathy Kaufman
Patrick Faas, Around the Roman Table: Food and Feasting in Ancient Rome, University of Chicago Press (2005)
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome
John E. Stambaugh, The Ancient Roman City(Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988)
Claire Holleran, Shopping in Ancient Rome (Oxford University Press)‘
Invicta Channel, Everyday Moments In History: A Roman Soldier Prepares his Dinner