Rome

Download A Handbook of Food Processing in Classical Rome: For Her by David Thurmond PDF

By David Thurmond

Rome used to be in a position to help an enormous city inhabitants by way of supplying it with the rudiments of human meals within the kind of processed meals. This quantity includes a cautious research of these nutrition approaches. The paintings is equipped at the foundation of the presumed value of these meals, starting with the so-called Mediterranean Triad of cereals (particularly wheaten bread), olive oil and wine, then facing plant items reminiscent of legumes, greens and end result, then animal items, and finishing with the condiments (salts, sugars, acids, spices) that have been themselves the brokers for the maintenance of alternative meals. The paintings combines research of literary and archaeological facts from antiquity with that of conventional comparative practices and smooth nutrition technological know-how.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Handbook of Food Processing in Classical Rome: For Her Bounty No Winter (Technology and Change in History) (Technology and Change in History) PDF

Best rome books

Bandits in the Roman Empire: Myth and Reality

This wide-ranging and informative survey of 'outsider' teams within the Roman Empire will give a contribution tremendously to our knowing of Roman social historical past. analyzing males equivalent to as Viriatus, Tacfarinus, Maternus and Bulla Felix, who have been referred to as latrones after clashing with the imperial experts, targeted cognizance is given to maybe the best-known 'bandit' of all, Spartacus, and to those that impersonated the emperor Nero after his dying.

Medusa's Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese

The Tazza Farnese is without doubt one of the so much well-known gadgets from classical antiquity. A libation bowl carved from banded agate, it positive factors Medusa's head on its outdoor and, inside of, an meeting of Egyptian gods. For greater than millennia, those radiant figures have mesmerized emperors and artists, popes and thieves, retailers and museum goers.

The Periplus Maris Erythraei: Text with Introduction, Translation, and Commentary

The Periplus Maris Erythraei, "Circumnavigation of the purple Sea," is the one most vital resource of knowledge for old Rome's maritime alternate in those waters (i. e. , the pink Sea, Gulf of Aden, and western Indian Ocean). Written within the first century A. D. by means of a Greek service provider or skipper, it's a brief handbook for the investors who sailed from the pink Sea ports of Roman Egypt to shop for and promote within the numerous ports alongside the coast of jap Africa, southern Arabia, and western India.

Cosmopolitanism and empire universal rulers, local elites, and cultural integration in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean

Desktop generated contents observe: -- desk of Contents -- checklist of individuals -- 1. Cosmopolitan Politics: The Assimilation and Subordination of Elite Cultures -- Myles Lavan, Richard Payne, John Weisweiler -- 2. Getting convinced: The Assyrian improvement of Elite reputation Ethics -- Seth Richardson -- three.

Extra info for A Handbook of Food Processing in Classical Rome: For Her Bounty No Winter (Technology and Change in History) (Technology and Change in History)

Example text

Wikander (1979): 15–24; M. Bell, “An Imperial Flour Mill on the Janiculan,” in Le ravitaillement en blé de Rome et des centres urbaines des débuts de la République jusqu’au Haut Empire (Naples: Centre Jean Bérard, 1994): 73–89. 90 Thorkild Schiøler and Örjan Wikander, “A Roman Water-Mill in the Baths of Caracalla,” Opuscula Romana 14, 4 (1983): 47–64. 89 cereals 49 both late. Thus the main problem with water as motive force was not supply but control to achieve efficiency. For example, if a water wheel is immersed directly in a river or stream, water level will inevitably rise too high or fall too low, at least seasonally.

On opposite sides of the narrow part of the catillus on the exterior are two square projections or bosses with a smaller square socket or mortise in their centers to receive a square timber. At right angles to these sockets on the sides of the bosses are small holes for doweling the timber securely in place. From artistic representations we see that these timbers are part of a yoke-like frame which bisects the catillus across its top and is fitted around its sides such that it somewhat resembles a lyre.

Aspects of Roman City Life (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 1981): 227–35. , 1971) 85–86. 43 Rickman (1971): 293–7. 32 chapter one environment for the huge quantities of grain necessary to feed Rome’s population. Hermansen44 estimates a grand total of 33,300 square meters of storage potential at Ostia, a figure that would represent 32,190 tons of grain. The grain import from Egypt and Africa is recorded as 60 million modii per year45 which equals 390,000 tons, a figure Hermansen finds suspect.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.38 of 5 – based on 29 votes