Meals in the Early Christian World

Social Formation, Experimentation, and Conflict at the Table

  • Editors
  • Dennis E. Smith
  • Hal E. Taussig

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Hal E. Taussig
      Pages 1-5
  3. The Typology of the Greco-Roman Banquet

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Matthias Klinghardt
      Pages 9-22
  4. The Archeology of the Banquet

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Carolyn Osiek
      Pages 37-56
  5. Who Was at the Greco-Roman Banquets?

  6. The Culture of Reclining: Corporeality, Sexuality, Intimacy

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 275-315

About this book


This book provides three categories of investigation: 1) The Typology and Context of the Greco-Roman Banquet, 2) Who Was at the Greco-Roman Banquets, and 3) The Culture of Reclining. Together these studies establish festive meals as an essential lens into social formation in the Greco-Roman world.


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