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"Tell me what thou eatest," Alexis Soyer declared in a well-known chorus, "and i'm going to inform thee who thou art." In his booklet Pantropheon, initially released in 1853, the flowery Frenchman (and world's first star chef) ventures to reply to that query as he provides a wealth of interesting and enlightening details on what foodstuff the folks of historic civilizations ate and the way they ready it.
Describing the culinary achievements of the Greeks, Romans, Assyrians, Egyptians, and Jews, Soyer covers such issues because the mythological starting place of particular meals (pomegranates and eels, for example); agricultural, milling, and advertising and marketing practices; descriptions of seasonings, pastries, and unique dishes; the therapy of dinner visitors; in addition to feedback for serving pigeon, peacock, wild boar, camel, elephant, flamingo, and different wildlife.
Enhanced through 38 illustrations depicting food-related items and antiquity's gastronomic wonders, this witty and literal learn of epicurean delights will attraction heritage buffs and meals lovers alike.

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C. Barat / Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia 16 (2010) 25-64, 533-536 31 C’est néanmoins Strabon, dans sa notice sur Sinope39, qui nous donne la description la plus détaillée de la cité : Sinope a été admirablement dotée par la nature et par la prévoyance des hommes. Elle est bâtie, en effet, sur le col d’une presqu’île, tandis que sur les deux côtés de son isthme se trouvent des ports, des bassins d’ancrage et de curieux dispositifs pour la prise des pélamydes [. ] Au-dessus de cette ceinture, en revanche, et en arrière de la ville, on trouve un sol de bonne terre sur lequel prospèrent des maraîchages en grand nombre ; c’est plus encore le cas, et de beaucoup, des faubourgs40.

Winfield pensaient que la porte maritime qui se trouvait entre les tours 33 et 34, avait été bouchée à la suite de ce bombardement. À 300 mètres au sud-est des murs de la cité, sur la presqu’île de Boztepe, A. Bryer et D. Winfield avaient étudié un complexe appelé le “Palais” (Balat en turc) ou le “Palais de Mithridate” qui s’étendait sur un hectare. La véritable étendue du complexe et sa destination première n’avaient pas été déterminées par les deux byzantinistes qui n’avaient pas pu mener de fouilles.

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