By Melitta Weiss Adamson, Francine Segan
From the earliest occasions, people have loved eating and leisure with friends and family, from sharing an easy meal to an extravagant banquet for a different get together. during this two-volume set, entries inform the heritage of marriage ceremony and non secular customs, vacation trips akin to Thanksgiving and xmas, and modern-day get togethers comparable to block events and Superbowl events.
Providing a global standpoint on occasion, entries on themes resembling Dim Sum, los angeles Quinceanera events, Deepavali, and Juneteenth hide many cultures. moreover, entries on old Rome, Medieval exciting, and others supply an within view as to what pleasing was once like in the course of these occasions, should still readers are looking to recreate those topics for college initiatives or membership banquets. no matter if a scholar of background or global language classification, or an grownup making plans a subject occasion, there's something in Entertaining from old Rome to the large Bowl for everyone.
Read or Download Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl 2 volumes : An Encyclopedia PDF
Similar encyclopedia books
Just like the ten-volume Encyclopedia of worldwide Cultures (Macmillan, 1996), the four-volume international locations and Their Cultures is predicated at the selection of ethnographic info often called the Human kin region records established at Yale collage. in contrast to international Cultures, that's geared up by way of tradition, the hot paintings is prepared by way of state.
The Linguistics Encyclopedia has been completely revised and up to date and a considerable new advent, which varieties a concise background of the sphere, has been added.
The quantity bargains accomplished assurance of the foremost and subsidiary fields of linguistic examine. Entries are alphabetically prepared and generally cross-referenced, and contain feedback for additional examining.
New entries include:
Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Linguistics; Contrastive Linguistics; Cross-Linguistic research; Forensic Linguistics; Stratificational Linguistics.
Recommissioned or considerably revised entries include:
Bilingualism and Multilingualism; Discourse; style research; Psycholinguistics; Language acquisition; Morphology; Articulatory Phonetics; Grammatical versions and Theories; Stylistics; Sociolinguistics; severe Discourse Analysis.
For someone with an instructional or expert curiosity in language, The Linguistics Encyclopedia is an essential reference device.
This set offers distinctive info on fifty two medicinal drugs and different addictive components, outlined as unlawful medications, felony addictive medications and different ingredients in addition to as a rule abused periods of prescription and over the counter medicines. prepared alphabetically by means of reputable identify, each one access follows an identical structure, permitting scholars to simply evaluate and distinction diversified medicinal drugs.
- The Crusades: An Encyclopedia
- Icons of Hip Hop: An Encyclopedia of the Movement, Music, and Culture (Greenwood Icons) Two Volumes
- Encyclopedie des sciences mathematiques
- Encyclopedia of Statistical Scis. [Vol. 15]
Additional info for Entertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl 2 volumes : An Encyclopedia
According to an inscription in Corfinium, a donor left a legacy to set up a carefully delineated fund for both the city council and the populace with the interest to provide a feast to remember him on the anniversary of his birthday. Decurions and their children got 30 sesterces each for a feast where they reclined. The Severi Augustales got 20 sesterces each and the plebeians 8 sesterces each for a dinner. The different choice of words indicates the different ranks of society. Only the decurions reclined; the rest sat.
Heavy drinking can lead to health problems, and cases of gout have been found in some skeletal remains of ancient Romans. Drinking vessels could be of glass, pewter, or silver. Drinking cups made of silver were highly prized because they indicated the high social status of the host. Excavations have revealed the silver treasures of the House of Menander at Pompeii and of the Villa della Pisanella at Boscoreale. Most of the silver consisted of drinking cups, some in pairs others in sets of four, intricately decorated, presumably chosen in accordance with the host’s taste as well as with regard to providing something for the guests to talk about, especially with admiration.
As a result it was more likely that the anniversary honoring a ruler’s reign would be celebrated, instead of the marriage that may have helped to ensure his throne. The engagement ring is Western culture’s modern tie to bridewealth. It serves not only as a token of affection but puts forth an offer of marriage. The acceptance of the engagement ring begins the cycle of preparations to enter married life with its responsibilities and future duties of family. Bridewealth is a rarely practiced custom in scattered parts of the world, and the dowry system, though still practiced in many places, has also begun to diminish.