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bread in ancient Athens?

September 20, 2007 - 8:50pm -- wholegrainOH

anybody have any sources for what would have been the bread in Athens during the 5th century BCE?  It's mentioned in many, many ancient texts, Solon says that leavened bread was reserved for feast days, Aristophanes mentions barley bread in a context that suggests it's the everyday bread for poorer people--but apart from that, can't find much.  Any ideas?




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