Eat, Drink, Think: What Ancient Greece Can Tell Us about Food and Wine

December 13, 2020
Eat, Drink, Think: What Ancient Greece Can Tell Us about Food and Wine

What role does food play in the shaping of humanity? Is sharinga good meal with friends and family an experience of life at itsbest, or is food merely a burdensome necessity? David Roochnikexplores these questions by discussing classical works of Greekliterature and philosophy in which food and drink play an importantrole.With thoughts on Homer's The Odyssey, Euripides'Bacchae, Plato's philosopher kings and Dionysianintoxication, Roochnik shows how foregrounding food in philosophycan open up new ways of understanding these thinkers and theirapproaches to the purpose and meaning of life.The book features philosophical explanation interspersed withreflections from the author on cooking, eating, drinking andsharing meals, making it important reading for students ofphilosophy, classical studies, and food studies.