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Ancient Greece & Rome
Transcript of Ancient Greece & Rome
Banquet Halls &
Solstice celebrations honor the sun. At the summer solstice in late June, there is no dearth of sun. So people just enjoy the extra hours of daylight, but by the winter solstice in late December, the sun is getting weaker and weaker every day. Although it doesn't take long to realize the sun will return to its former glory all on its own so there's really no need to worry, it takes the edge off the cold and dark to help the sun along with a bit of magic and a some rituals.
Winter solstice celebrations include two activities about the failing sun:
1.Creating there own light and
2.Enjoying the cover the darkness provides
Thus, it is common for winter solstice celebrations to include candle lighting, bonfire creation, and drunken debauchery.
the winter solstice is named for the commonly known greek god Poseidon.
Food in Ancient Greece consisted of grains, wheat, barley, fruit, vegetables, breads, and cake.The Ancient Greeks grew olives, grapes, figs and wheat and kept goats, for milk and cheese. They ate lots of bread, beans and olives.
Greek Grapes which makes Greeks wine
Did You Know...
The first cookbook was written by the Greek food gourmet, Archestratos, in 330 B.C., which suggests that cooking has always been of importance and significance in Greek society.
Greeks dined in banquet hall s when they ate out (The photo in the background). Few Greek ate at private clubs called lesche (LES-kee). There were also places called phatnai (FAAT-nay) they specially catered to travels. Foods & drinks served at these places were
The Romans on the other ate mostly inside. They were very different from the Greeks. In 282 B.C. the Romans conquered the area around the Mediterranean sea. That help them with trading and they became very wealthy and spent money on exotic foods with no problems.
Boys of gold on pedestals held aloft bright torches of pitch pine so the banquet could be held indoors at night.
For entertainment the Romans listened music and poetry and danced