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Author Hill, Susan E

Title Eating to Excess : the Meaning of Gluttony and the Fat Body in the Ancient World
Published Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, 2011


Description 1 online resource (196 pages)
Contents Cover; Contents; Illustrations; Series Foreword; Acknowledgments; Chronology of Important Dates; Introduction: The Glutton and the Fat Body in the Ancient World; 1. "All Fat Is the Lord's"; 2. Philosophizing Excess in Plato And Aristotle; 3. Inside and Out: Medicine, Health, and Physiognomy in the Ancient World; 4. Popular Gluttons and Fat Bodies: The Trickster Herakles, Petronius's Satyricon, and Athenaeus's: The Learned Banqueters; 5. Ingest the Word, Not the World: Early Christian Ideas of Excess and Self-Restraint; 6. Gluttony Becomes a Deadly Sin; Epilogue; Notes; Further Reading; Index
Summary This provocative book explores how ancient notions about the fat body and the glutton in western culture both challenge and confirm ideas about what it means to be overweight and gluttonous today
Notes Print version record
Subject Civilization, Ancient.
Excess (Philosophy)
Food habits -- History
Gluttony -- History
History, Ancient.
Human body -- History
Obesity -- History
Civilization, Ancient
Excess (Philosophy)
Food habits
History, Ancient
Human body
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Romer, Brian
ISBN 9780313385070