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The second reason is that meat was not as commonly eaten then as it is today. The Greeks believed that only wild animals that had been hunted and tame animals that had been sacrificed to a god were suitable for eating.

 

The god Dionysus would more often than not be toasted whenever wine was drunk and, similarly, Demeter would be the focus when bread was eaten.

 

Men and women would normally eat seperately, with the men eating first if space was an issue in smaller houses.

Food and Drink

Food was immensely important for the Ancient Greeks and it often went hand in hand with their relationships with their gods.

 

Fish was an important part of the Ancient Greek diet for a couple of reasons - firstly, a large number of the Greek city-states were islands and fish is obviously a plentiful food on an island.

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