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Ambrosia and Nectar: the Food and Drink of the Gods

by Ed Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Many mythologies have stories about divine food. In Greek myth, the mysterious foodstuffs of ambrosia and nectar were the food of the gods; they also played a deeper, more crucial role in the lives of the Olympians. They were much more than simple fodder for divine dinners… Ambrosia

How to Eat Like a Stoic: The Ancient Diets of Cynicism and Stoicism

Donald J. Robertson, Writer and Cognitive-behavioural Psychotherapist, author of “The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy” The ancient Cynic and Stoic philosophers were very interested in food. (At the end of this article you’ll even find a modern recipe for Stoic soup.) They talk both about what we should eat and how we should eat it, if we want to live wisely

How the Ancient Romans Used to Eat: Everything You Need to Know

Written by Jason Dunlap, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Everyone likes to eat out at a nice restaurant. Indeed, modern fancymeals are considered a classic way to enjoy a special night. Have you ever wondered what the people of ancient civilizations used to eat? What was considered lavish and luxury dining in ancient Rome? Well then,