In Food in the Ancient World, a respected classicist and a practising world-class chef explore a millennium of eating and drinking. * Explores a millennium of food consumption, from c.750 BC to 200 AD. * Shows the pivotal role food had in a world where it was linked with morality and the social order. * Concerns people from all walks of life - impoverished citizens subsisting on cereals to the meat-eating elites. * Describes religious sacrifices, ancient dinner parties and drinking bouts, as well as exotic foods and recipes. * Considers the role of food in ancient literature from Homer to Juvenal and Petronius.