In the final instalment of our ancient food and drink blog series, PtP’s blog editor, Megan Daniels, conducts a longer interview with chef-turned-food-historian Sally Grainger. They delve into the experience of Roman food, and in particular a largely misunderstood, yet transformative ingredient in ancient cuisine: fish sauce.
On this episode of the Peopling the Past podcast, we are joined by Dr. Irene Soto Marín, an assistant professor of classical studies at the University of Michigan and the assistant curator of numismatics at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology.
Listen in, as she discusses the role of Quasi-Official Coinage in Roman Egypt, notably coins produced by state agents outside of the official mint in Alexandria in order to respond to local needs.
In our next instalment of our Earth Day posts, Peopling the Past video producer, Christine Johnston, discusses her research interests on the Nile and its place in ancient Egyptian culture and economy. Dr. Johnston is the recent co-editor of the volume, “The Gift of the Nile? Ancient Egypt and the Environment”, with Thomas Schneider.
In this post Dr. Christine Johnston talks about her work on ancient economics and trade in the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Asia during the Bronze Age (around 2000 to 1000 BCE).