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Hey everyone. I've got a class project coming up involving ancient
Greece, and my team's been assigned the banquet. Does anyone know any
recipes or resources for Greek food from the days of yore (we're
talking Socrates/Plato days of yore)? I've been able to find stuffed
grape leaves, melon salads, and goat & feta cheese, but my list ends
there. Thanks!
-Sheehan

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> wrote:
> > Hey everyone. I've got a class project coming up involving ancient
> > Greece, and my team's been assigned the banquet. Does anyone know any
> > recipes or resources for Greek food from the days of yore (we're
> > talking Socrates/Plato days of yore)? I've been able to find stuffed
> > grape leaves, melon salads, and goat & feta cheese, but my list ends
> > there. Thanks!
> > -Sheehan

>


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/002...3361?v=glance&
n=283155&s=books&v=glance&tagActionCode=historyfor kids

or


http://tinyurl.com/cmld5


Used book for about $4 US. May be in your library network.

Have Fun.

Bill

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Neat stuff here too.

http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/.../greekfood.htm

Food, for the Greeks, had all sorts of religious and philosophical
meaning. The Greeks, to begin with, never ate meat unless it had been
sacrificed to a god, or had been hunted in the wild. They believed that
it was wrong to kill and eat a tame, domesticated animal without
sacrificing it to the gods. Even with vegetables, many Greeks believed
that particular foods were cleaner or dirtier, or that certain gods
liked certain foods better than others. The Pythagoreans, for example,
would not eat beans. But even if you were not a Pythagorean, the Greeks
tended to think of the god Dionysos whenever they drank wine (which was
often), and to think of Demeter and Persephone whenever they ate bread.

The Greeks ate mainly the Mediterranean triad, wheat (or barley or
millet), wine, and olive oil. They also grew vegetables, especially
legumes (lentils, beans, peas, chickpeas). Possibly they ate more fish
than most other Mediterranean people. Also, because of their feelings
about sacrificing meat, they may have eaten meat less than other people
did.

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> Hey everyone. I've got a class project coming up involving ancient
> Greece, and my team's been assigned the banquet. Does anyone know any
> recipes or resources for Greek food from the days of yore (we're
> talking Socrates/Plato days of yore)? I've been able to find stuffed
> grape leaves, melon salads, and goat & feta cheese, but my list ends
> there. Thanks!
> -Sheehan
>


Socrates was quite fond of hemlock I believe.

David


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> wrote in message
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> Hey everyone. I've got a class project coming up involving ancient
> Greece, and my team's been assigned the banquet. Does anyone know any
> recipes or resources for Greek food from the days of yore (we're
> talking Socrates/Plato days of yore)? I've been able to find stuffed
> grape leaves, melon salads, and goat & feta cheese, but my list ends
> there. Thanks!
> -Sheehan


Go here for a list of ingredients available in Ancient Greece.

http://www.foodtimeline.org/


Dimitri


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Dimitri wrote:
> Go here for a list of ingredients available in Ancient Greece.
>
> http://www.foodtimeline.org/


Dimitri, is it just me, I can't seem to find Ancient Greece listed on this
page?

Sue
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On Fri, 11 Nov 2005 16:32:36 GMT, Dimitri wrote:

> http://www.foodtimeline.org/


What a great site! Thanks for posting it.
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"EastneyEnder" > wrote in message
eddie.starr...
> Dimitri wrote:
>> Go here for a list of ingredients available in Ancient Greece.
>>
>> http://www.foodtimeline.org/

>
> Dimitri, is it just me, I can't seem to find Ancient Greece listed on this
> page?
>
> Sue
> Portsmouth, UK



Greece 1200 - 300 B.C
Politics and Society Thought and Culture

1400-1150 MycenŽan Age

1185 Traditional date of Trojan War

1200-800 Dark Age

1200 Dorian invasion/MycenŽan destruction
1130 Iron into general use for weapons and tools
1100 Greeks begin colonization on Ionian coast

750-594 Aristocratic Age

776 First Olympic Games
750 Greek colonies in Italy Music developed/Oriental influence on
art
Stone architecture
Hesiod flourishes
Human figures - pottery main subject
683 Republican rule by aristocrats in Athens
650 Large free-standing sculpture evolves
600 Use of coined money Black attic style in pottery
Lyric poetry - Sappho and AlcŽus
flourish
580 Philosophy and science begin with Thales
and Anaximander

561-507 Age of Athenian Tyrants

561 Tyrant Pelisistratus seizes power,succeeded by his sons
550 Doric architecture standardized; Ionic
influences appear
534 Thespis, founder of Greek tragedy,
victor at
Athenian drama festival
520 Persian domination of Ionia Red-figured style in pottery developed
520 Philosopher Xenophanes at peak
507 Athenian democracy restored and broadened by Cleisthenes
500 Heraclitus teaches Ephesus in Asia Minor

499-479 Conflict with Persia

490 Persian Wars
Persians repelled at the Battle of Marathon
484 Aeschylus - drama prize
480 Acropolis destroyed by Persians
479 Persia defeated

478-445 Rise of Athenean Empire

478 Athens leads in forming Delian League of Greek States
472 Aeschylus- The Persians
468 Sophocles introduces more than 2 actors
in tragic play/wins contest over
Ūschylus
Aeschylus- 7 Against Thebes
462 Pericles brings democratic reforms to Athens
460 Hippocrates born
459 Rivalry between Athens and Sparta increases
456 Temple for Zeus at Olympia completed
455 Euripides' first tragedy
451 Athenean citizenship restricted/pay for jurors
448 Athenean empire firmly established Parthenon begun
446 Pindar's odes
445 30 years peace between Athens and Sparta declared
441 Sophocles' Antigone
437 The PropylŽa-Acropolis gateway-begun

431-404 Peloponnesian War

431 Peloponnesian war between Athens
and Sparta breaks out Euripides' Medea
429 Pericles dies
427 Sophocles' Oedipus Rex
424 Thucydides - Greek historian
423 Aristophanes' The Clouds
415 Euripides' Trojan Women
414 Aristophanes comedy - The Birds
413 Euripides' Electra
411 Aristophanes' Lysistrata
405 Aristophanes' The Frogs
404 Athens surrenders to Sparta

404-371 Supremacy of Sparta

401 Sophocles Oedipus at Colonus
399 Socrates, tried and condemned, drinks
hemlock
385 Plato begins teaching at Athens
382 Sparta seizes citadel of Thebes
379 Sparta expelled from Thebes
378 Spartan-Thebean alliance
371 Sparta defeated by Thebes

359-323 Rise of Macedonian Empire

359 Philip II - Macedonian throne
343 Aristotle tutor to Alexander
338 Philip defeats Athens - supreme power in Greece
336 Philip assassinated/Alexander succeeds
335 Alexander razes Thebes - extends rule Aristotle founds school in Athens
331 Alexander smashes Persia
330 Alexander moves further into Asia Statues of ∆schylus, Euripides, and
Sophocles erected in Theatre of Dionysus
in Athens
323 Alexander dies in Babylon; successors begin to carve up his empire


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Dimitri wrote:
>> Dimitri, is it just me, I can't seem to find Ancient Greece listed on this
>> page?


> Greece 1200 - 300 B.C
> Politics and Society Thought and Culture
>
> 1400-1150 MycenŽan Age
>
> 1185 Traditional date of Trojan War


<snip>

Ok..... just me being thick then! lol\
Sorry!

Sue
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"EastneyEnder" > wrote in message
eddie.starr...
> Dimitri wrote:
>>> Dimitri, is it just me, I can't seem to find Ancient Greece listed on this
>>> page?

>
>> Greece 1200 - 300 B.C
>> Politics and Society Thought and Culture
>>
>> 1400-1150 MycenŽan Age
>>
>> 1185 Traditional date of Trojan War

>
> <snip>
>
> Ok..... just me being thick then! lol\
> Sorry!
>
> Sue
> Portsmouth, UK


No problem.

Dimitri


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