Ordering Food in Graeco-Roman Antiquity

Andrew McGowan

in Ascetic Eucharists

Published in print May 1999 | ISBN: 9780198269724
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683770 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

Ordering Food in Graeco-Roman Antiquity

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This chapter creates a picture of food and its uses in the wider world of which early Christianity was a part, starting with the relatively narrow expectations of the poor and moving to the highly complex and differentiated world of banquets, sacrifice, and matters for dispute regarding eating and meals, and particularly the edibility, desirability, or appropriateness of certain foods.

Keywords: early Christianity; food; Christian meals; Judaism; Graeco–Roman practices

Chapter.  26425 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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