70 High School of Athens. 2012-2013. In our school we have worked on the following programes :. The French Eating Habits at the Steps of Deipnosofistes The German Eating Habits at the Steps of Deipnosofistes.
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70 High School of Athens
In our school we have worked on the following programes:
The “Deipnosofistes” of Athenaeus, a Greek from Egypt, lived during the 3rd century, A.D.
The “Deipnosofistes” is a piece of work that consists of 15 books, through which the narrator, Athenaeus, quotes the conversations which took place during the time of a very famous dinner in Rome. It is a valuable tool about what has to do with the literature and the life in antiquity. This work is also a good source, which refers to the symposiums, the dishes served there and the spectacles that were suggested. It is a real book about gastronomy which includes information related to the customs of the table (dining), food, menu and wine.
During our meetings we occupied ourselves with the nutrition in Ancient Greece and compared it with the French and German nutrition.
We discovered that the Ancient Greeks used to eat pulses, vegetables, fish, a little meat, bread, fruit, honey, not many sweets, cheese and yoghurt and drank wine with water
Following, we were informed on the French and German
eating habits of teenagers.
Finally, we noticed that the Europeans today tend to follow
the Mediterranean Diet which is very close to the nutrition
of Ancient Greeks
And pay particular attention to the value of breakfast
If, “what we eat is what we are”, is valid, we
should be very careful with our nutrition,
as this is what will give us
good health which will either heal us
or sicken us !!