A Companion to Women in the Ancient World presents aninterdisciplinary, methodologically-based collection ofnewly-commissioned essays from prominent scholars on the study ofwomen in the ancient world.
• Provides an up-to-date overview of the study of food inthe ancient world
• Addresses all aspects of food production, distribution,preparation, and consumption during antiquity
• Features original scholarship from some of the mostinfluential North American and European specialists in Classicalhistory, ancient history, and archaeology
• Covers a wide geographical range from Britain to ancientAsia, including Egypt and Mesopotamia, Asia Minor, regionssurrounding the Black Sea, and China
• Considers the relationships of food in relation toancient diet, nutrition, philosophy, gender, class, religion, andmore