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Roman Food

Information on Roman food. Recipes, eating, and orgies in ancient Rome.
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Roman Meals - What the Romans Ate
Do you think the Romans were the original bulimics with a vomitorium in every household? It may surprise you to learn most Romans ate modestly. Learn more about the Romans' foods and their diet. As for the vomitorium, you really should take a look at the Roman Colosseum.

Preferred Ancient Roman Wines
Here are some of the preferred ancient Roman wines.

The Roman Military Diet
In an article from 1971, R.W. Davies looks at archaeological, literary, and epigraphical evidence of the diet of the Roman soldier. He concludes that the assumption that Roman soldiers usually avoided meat is wrong.

Garum - Roman fish sauce garum
Garum was a Roman fish sauce.

Wheat is the main ingredient in bread, which, along with circuses, the public of Rome clamored for, according to Juvenal.

Lucius Licinius Lucullus - The Cherry
Pliny, in Book XV. The Natural History of the Fruit-Trees, says that when Lucullus returned from Mithridates of Pontus, he brought the cherry tree back to Rome.

Agriculture in the Roman Empire
Article explains how the Romans acquired grain and managed land in their empire.

The Deipnosophists of Athenaeus of Naucratis
Charles Burton Gulick's translation of The Deipnosophists of Athenaeus of Naucratis. Discussion at a Roman dinner party. Concerns homosexual and heterosexual eroticism. Anecdotes about Heracles & Philip of Macedon.

Food in Antiquity, CLASS 220, U. of Saskatchewan
List of terms related to ancient food, especially Roman.

Life in Antique Rome
What and how the Romans ate, social classes, dress of the citizen, hairstyles, birth control, and the layout of the Roman home.

Moretum Appendix Vergiliana - Salad
From grinding grain to making flat cakes to accompany cheese and sorrel, this Vergilian poem describes the round of food producing duties of a poor man. English translation.

Roman Food Industry
Photos and descriptions of the uses of a storage amphora and mill made of volcanic rock.

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