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Mesopotamia: The Pursuit of Abundance

Kaori O’Connor

Kaori O’Connor is an anthropologist at University College London (UCL), UK. Holding degrees in anthropology from Reed College, Oxford University and UCL, she has written widely on the anthropology of food, won the prestigious Sophie Coe Prize for Food History in 2009 and is a frequent media commentator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Never-Ending Feast : The Anthropology and Archaeology of Feasting

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...From the beginning, the Mesopotamians had a very clear idea of themselves, as their origin myths and literature show (Cohen 2007: 417; Black 2002). While savages went naked or wrapped themselves in animal skins, lived in the wilderness, ate...

The Greeks: Now Let Us Hasten to the Feast

Kaori O’Connor

Kaori O’Connor is an anthropologist at University College London (UCL), UK. Holding degrees in anthropology from Reed College, Oxford University and UCL, she has written widely on the anthropology of food, won the prestigious Sophie Coe Prize for Food History in 2009 and is a frequent media commentator. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Never-Ending Feast : The Anthropology and Archaeology of Feasting

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...I myself feel that there is nothing more delightful than when the festive mood reigns in the hearts of all the people and the banqueters listen to a minstrel from their seats in the hall, while the tables before them are laden with bread...