Thursday 21 June 2007
Source: Discovery Channel.
Just as a U.S. Presidential state dinner does not reflect how most Americans eat and socialize, researchers think the formal, decadent image of wining and dining in ancient Rome mostly just applied to the elite.
According to archaeologist Penelope Allison of the University of Leicester, the majority of the population consumed food “on the run”.
Allison excavated an entire neighbourhood block in Pompeii, a city frozen in time after the eruption of volcano Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.