When in Rome...
Experiencing a Roman Feast with Greg Aldrete, Ph.D.
Join Prof. Greg Aldrete for a trip back in time to experience a typical ancient Roman banquet. The Romans loved hosting and attending elaborate dinner parties, and concocting dishes both exotic and familiar. Learn what the Romans would have eaten, seen, heard, and done at such a feast, and sample some of the foods from their plates, including eggs, olives, roast pork, and lentils.
Tuesday evening, June 11, 2013
Gathering/Cash Bar: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Dinner and presentation 6:30-8:00 p.m.
$24 per person
UW-Green Bay: University Union Phoenix Rooms
Togas and sandals welcome!
Professor Greg Aldrete, Humanistic Studies
Professor Aldrete's areas of research interest are the social and economic history of the Roman Empire, rhetoric and oratory, and urban problems in the ancient world. Major publications include a number of books, among them, Floods of the Tiber in Ancient Rome (Johns Hopkins 2007), Gestures and Acclamations in Ancient Rome (Johns Hopkins, 1999), Daily Life in the Roman City: Rome, Pompeii and Ostia (Univ. of Oklahoma, 2009), and The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in the Ancient World (Greenwood, 2004), as well as various chapters in books and articles. Prof. Aldrete is a very popular professor for traditional and non-traditional students alike. He has been known to appear in class dressed in attire fitting the topic of discussion.
Guests will participate in a roman feast consisting of appetizers (olives, cheeses, eggs among other tasty authentic 'snacks'), lentil soup with onion, carrots with herbs and a touch of honey; apple stuffed pork loin with apple cider cream sauce; side dishes to tickle your tastebuds that will include carrots with cumin, mint, honey and wine and a mystery egg/vegetable dish; and dessert (honey custard). Beverages included; cash bar.
Missing from the menu: tomatoes, potatoes, corn, chocolate, citrus and tropical fruits, bananas, and peanuts. You will learn why at the dinner!