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The Loaded Table

Representations of Food in Roman Literature

The Loaded Table( )
Author: Gowers, Emily
ISBN:978-0-19-815082-4
Publication Date:Feb 1997
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Imprint:Clarendon Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $94.00
Book Description:

It is food as represented in literature which provides the novel and unconventional approach to Roman culture used in this book. Through a new interpretation of various Latin works where food is described, the author explains why Roman writers so persistently depicted their society at the dinner table and why food was such a suggestive image for Roman civilization.

Book Details
Pages:346
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Ancient & Classical
Literary Criticism / Subjects & Themes / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.382 x 8.424 x 0.819 Inches
Book Weight:1.012 Pounds



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