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Taste and the Ancient Senses

Rudolph, Kelli, ed. (2017) Taste and the Ancient Senses. The Senses in Antiquity . Routledge, London UK, 310 pp. ISBN 978-1-84465-868-8. E-ISBN 978-1-315-71924-5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The sense of taste is at once highly individual and deeply cultural. Taste is a functional sense, so closely tied with the physical necessity for food that it is frequently characterised among the lower, bodily sensations. Assumed to operate on a primitive, nearly instinctual level, taste requires intimate interaction with its objects of perception, which enter the mouth, pass through the throat and eventually become part of the perceiver. Taste and the Ancient Senses explores the use of taste metaphors in Graeco-Roman literature, which provides us with a window into their own theorising about taste. The values and meaning of tastes, food and eating are also revealed through cultural practices and habits which are accessible to us through the literary, historical and material record. It is in these contexts that we can examine the symbolic function and social values that surround the tastes the Greeks and Romans embrace and reject.

Item Type: Edited book
Uncontrolled keywords: Classical and Archaeological Studies
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Classical and Archaeological Studies
Depositing User: Matthias Werner
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2017 12:10 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 12:04 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59952 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Rudolph, Kelli: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0008-7818
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