Classics Events

Oct 14

Foods of Ancient Rome--Lunches in LDC

Classics teams up with Bon Appetit to recreate foods of Ancient Rome. Taste the food of the ancient Romans!

Thursday, October 14th, 2021
11:30 am – 1:45 pm / East Dining Hall

This event takes place each day from October 11th, 2021 to October 15th, 2021.

Informational flyer for Foods of Ancient Rome.

Ever wonder what the ancient Romans ate on holidays? Or what a Roman farmer might eat after a day of hard work? Come learn about the foods of ancient Rome, recreated with recipes from ancient Latin texts.

Monday: Harvest feast for the god Mars Silvanus, recipes from Cato the Elder’s book on Roman farming, 165 BCE

Tuesday: Recipes from the cookbook of Apicius, Rome’s first gourmand, first century BCE

Wednesday: In 161 BCE, Rome passed the Fannian law, restricting dinner parties to a single chicken!

Thursday: How did Roman peasants eat? Simply, but with delicious results! Recipes from Roman satirists.

Friday: A fisherman’s feast. Fish and fish products were a staple of coastal Roman life.

Sponsored by Bon Appetit and the Classics Department. Contact: Jordan Rogers, Classics