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Food and Drink in the Ancient World - 31/05-01/06/2019, South Brunswick (NJ,USA)


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 31/05-01/06/2019

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Rutgers University, South Bunswick (NJ-USA)





Friday – May 31st Trayes Hall (Douglass Student Center)

12:00-1:30 Lunch, Sign-in, Opening Remarks by Emmanuel and Nicole

1:30-3:15 Panel 1: Food and Archaeology

Catharine Judson (UNC Chapel Hill): ‘Does It Matter if It’s Sacrifice?: Redefining the Parameters of Ritual Dining in Cretan Hearth Temples’ Leonardo Bison (University of Bristol): ‘Foodways Investigated through Organic Residue Analyses on Pottery: a Case Study from Phoenician and Punic Sardinia’ Evan McDuff (Brandeis University): ‘A Peppered Past: Piper nigrum and Piper longum Products in the Greek and Roman World.’ Respondent: Bice Peruzzi

3:15-3:30 Coffee Break

3:30-5:15 Panel 2: Communal Dining

Morgan Moroney (Johns Hopkins University): ‘Heaven was a Drink of Wine: The Protective and Rejuvenative Functions of Tomb U-J’s Wine Sealings’

Dan Beckman (Princeton University): ‘Eranophobia: Greek Fears of the Persian Royal Banquet’

Nicholas Cross (Queens College): ‘An Invitation to Dinner: Hospitality for Foreign Ambassadors in the Athenian Prytaneion’ Respondent: Thomas Figueira

5:15-5:30 Coffee Break

5:30-6:45 Keynote Address by Kristina Killgrove (UNC Chapel Hill): ‘Food and Foreigners in Rome and Beyond’

7:30 Dinner for Conference Speakers and Organizers

Saturday – June 1st Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health Room 101

10:00-10:45 Sign-in and Breakfast

10:45-11:00 Welcome Address by Michelle Stephens (Dean of Humanities, School of Arts and Sciences)

11:00-12:45 Panel 3: Food in Greek Literature

Jorge Wong (Harvard University): ‘A Fare Share: Prometheus’ Trick in Theogony 535-557′ Christopher Ell (Brown University): ‘Wining and Dining? Food at Greek and Etruscan Symposia’ Julia Simons (University of Pennsylvania): ‘A Raw Deal: Hippocrates’ Condemnation of Raw Food in On Ancient Medicine’ Respondent: Steven Brandwood

12:45-2:30 Lunch and Lecture by Jake Morton (Carleton College): ‘Seasonality and Diet in the Ancient Greek Sanctuary’

2:30-4:15 Panel 4: Food in Roman Literature

François Porte (University of Rouen): ‘What Wild Beasts we are Fighting With! Caesar’s Legionaries and Famine Foods’

Peggy Leiverkus (Bergische Universität Wuppertal): ‘Food Symbolism in Ovid’s Metamorphoses‘

Robert Santucci (University of Michigan): ‘The Belly of the Metamorphoses: Digesting Baucis, Philemon, and Erysichthon’ Respondent: Selena Ross

4:15-4:30 Coffee Break

4:30-6:15 Panel 5: Food in its Social Context

Ruth Palmer (Ohio University): ‘Spilling the Beans: the Roles of Legumes in the Bronze Age Aegean’

Luke Madson (Rutgers University): ‘The Black Broth of Sparta: Plutarch and Social Capital’

David Lew (Bar-Ilan University): ”This Food Stinks! And You Stink Too!!’ Foul Odor Food and People who Reek of Food in Martial’s Epigrams‘ Respondent: Serena Connolly

6:15-7:00 Closing Remarks

7:00- ‘Ancient’ Feast

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