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The Cuisine of Sacrifice Among the Greeks

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For the Greeks, the sharing of cooked meats was the fundamental communal act, so that to become vegetarian was a way of refusing society. It follows that the roasting or cooking of meat was a political act, as the division of portions asserted a social order. And the only proper manner of preparing meat for consumption, according to the Greeks, was blood sacrifice. The fundamental myth is that of Prometheus, who introduced sacrifice and, in the process, both joined us to and separated us from the gods--and ambiguous ...

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The Cuisine of Sacrifice Among the Greeks
1998, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226143538

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The Cuisine of Sacrifice Among the Greeks
1989, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226143514

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