University of Atlantia

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A Roman Soldier's Diet

Arria Marina

Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia , Time Zone:EST
University Session UA106 February 13, 2021 Course # 408
Time 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Fee
Length 1 hr Credits 1
Attendees 41/∞ Room Cafeteria
Course Category Food and Drink

Napoleon once said, "An army marches on its stomach". However it is likely that he read the phrase in Ars Militaris by the Roman writer Vegetius, who most likely learned it from the Greeks. Since the beginning of warfare, the issue of how to feed a large standing army has been one of the largest logistics problems to be faced, and the Roman army was no exception. Learn what kinds of foods a Roman soldier marched with, and about the 6000+ calories he ate in a normal day. Samples of food will be displayed, and recipes provided. NOT recorded.
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