How Food was Used in Ancient Rome

Task 5

How Food was Used in Ancient Rome


Read excerpts from Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome, by Apicius. Don’t skip the introduction, as it contains very relevant information for the purposes of this exercise as well as the Final Project.

In a two-page short essay imagine you are a “middle-class” (not wealthy but certainly not “poor”) citizen in the town of Pompeii. Describe: what would you likely eat on a daily basis? Why? Where and how would you procure this food? How would you pay for it?


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