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Food Security, Safety, and Crises

Paul Erdkamp

Paul Erdkamp is Professor of Ancient History at the Flemish Free University of Brussels, Belgium. He is author of Hunger and the Sword; Warfare and Food Supply in Roman Republican Wars; and The Grain Market in the Roman Empire; and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Food in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Cultural History Chapter

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... the workers on the estates of the rich. The same bad harvest that only causes a reduction of the surplus produced on large estates may cause shortages among small-scale farmers. Erdkamp 2005, 51–53....

Introduction: Food and Commensality in the Near East

Paul Erdkamp

Paul Erdkamp is Professor of Ancient History at the Flemish Free University of Brussels, Belgium. He is author of Hunger and the Sword; Warfare and Food Supply in Roman Republican Wars; and The Grain Market in the Roman Empire; and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rome (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Food in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Cultural History Chapter

3

... the meat of animals that were sacrificed to the gods. In his letter to the Christian community of Corinth, Paul warns them not to participate in the banquets at pagan temples (1 Cor. 8:10), where they would eat of the sacrificial meat: So then,...

Food Production

A Cultural History of Food in Antiquity Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Cultural History Chapter

1

...This chapter gives an overview of what food was produced in classical antiquity as well as how it was produced—this doubtless varied over time, regionally, between town and country, and between rich and poor. Most previous syntheses have...