Dining in Republican and Imperial Rome
Lecture no. 9 from the course: Food: A Cultural Culinary History
Taught by Professor Ken Albala | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Food & Wine Courses
Here, delve into intriguing contrasts in the dining habits of the ancient Romans. From the simple food customs of republican Rome, follow the expanding empire and how exotic food became a status symbol. Examine a cookbook aimed at those eager to flaunt their wealth, see how the satirist Juvenal responded, and witness the bizarre gastronomic decadence of the late empire.