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Modern Authors:

A

David Abulafia, The Great Sea

Helena Atlee, The Land Where Lemons Grow

Françoise Argot-Dutard,  Pascal Charvet,‎ Sandrine Lavaud (eds.), Voyage aux pays du vin

 

B

Isaac Bashevis Singer, In My Father’s Court

Mary Beard, Pompeii: the Life of a Roman Town

Mary Beard, SPQR

Esther Benbassa, The Jews of France: a History from Antiquity to the Present

Raymond Billiard, La Vigne dans l’Antiquité

Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Physiologie du gout

 

C

Raymond Carr (ed.), Spain: a History

Theodore Andrea Cook, Old Provence

 

D

Gillian Darley, Vesuvius

WD Davies, Louis Finkelstein (series eds.),  The Cambridge History of Judaism

Roger Dion, Histoire de la vigne et du vin en France des origines au XIXe siècle

 

E

Robert Étienne et Françoise Mayet, Le Vin hispanique

Harry Eyres, Horace and Me: Life Lessons From an Ancient Poet

 

F

Stuart Fleming, Vinum: The Story of Roman Wine

Harry Freedman, The Talmud: a Biography

 

G

Gilbert Garrier, Histoire sociale et culturelle du vin

Martin Goodman, Rome and Jerusalem: the Clash of Ancient Civilizations

 

H

Charlotte Higgins, Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain

Tom Holland, Rubicon: the Last Years of the Roman Republic

John Hooper, The Italians

Robert Hughes, Rome: a Cultural, Visual and Personal History

 

J

Julian Jeffs, Sherry

Hugh Johnson, The Story of Wine

 

K

Melvin Konner, Unsettled: an Anthropology of the Jews

Gisela H Kreglinger, The Spirituality of Wine

 

L

DH Lawrence, Sea and Sardinia

Paul Lukacs, Inventing Wine: a New History of One of the World’s Most Ancient Pleasures


 

 

 

 

 

 

M

Patrick E McGovern, Stuart J Fleming, Solomon H Katz (eds.), The Origins and Ancient History of Wine

Maria Rosa Menocal, The Ornament of the World

N

Bill Nesto and Frances Di Savino, The World of Sicilian Wine

John Julius Norwich, Sicily: an Island at the Crossroads of Sicily

P

Jean-Robert Pitte, Le Désir du vin à la conquête du monde

 

R

Jancis Robinson, The Oxford Companion to Wine

Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, José Vouillamoz, Wine Grapes: a Complete Guide to 1,368 Vine Varieties, Including Their Origins and Flavours

Claudia Roden, The Book of Jewish Food: an Odyssey From Samarkand to New York

Claudia Roden, The Food of Spain

 

S

Simon Schama: The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words 1000 BCE-1492 CE

Michael Sheridan, Romans: Their Lives and Times

Roy Strong, Feast: a History of Grand Eating

 

T

André Tchernia, Le Vin de l’Italie romaine

André Tchernia, Jean Pierre Brun, Le Vin romain antique

Colin Thubron, Jerusalem

 

U

Tim Unwin, Wine and the Vine

 

W

Jeremy Watson, The New and Classic Wines of Spain

 

Y

William Younger, Gods, Men and Wine

 

 

Websites I found useful:

Naples: Life, Death & Miracles

 

Perseus Digital Library

 

LacusCurtius

 

Jancis's Purple Pages

 

I’d also recommend the In Our Time podcast, which often has segments on Roman Britain, and the Food Programme – both at www.bbc.co.uk

 

Classical Authors:

I am grateful to various translators, living and dead, but for reasons of simplicity I am here just listing the originals, with authors’ dates.

 

9th or 8th century BC

Homer, The Odyssey

 

480 – 406 BC

Euripides, The Bacchae

 

234 – 149 BC

Cato (Marcus Porcius Cato), On Agriculture

 

116 – 27 BC

Marcus Terentius Varro: On Agriculture

 

107 – 43BC

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero), Letters; Trials

 

100 – 44 BC

Julius Caesar (Gaius Julius Caesar), The Gallic Wars

 

84 – 54? BC

Gaius Valerius Catullus, Poems

 

70 – 19 BC

Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro), The Georgics; The Eclogues

 

65 – 8 BC

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), The Odes

 

64 BC – 24 AD

Strabo, The Geography

 

59 BC – 17 AD

Livy (Titus Livius), The History of Rome

 

4 – 70 AD

Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella, Res Rustica

23 – 79 AD

Pliny the Elder (Gaius Plinius Secundus), Natural History

 

37 – 100 AD

Josephus (Joseph ben Matthias, later Titus Flavius Josephus), Jewish Antiquities; The Jewish War

 

38–41? – 103 AD

Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis), Epigrams

 

46 –120 AD

Plutarch (Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus), Lives; Moralia

 

55–60? – 127 AD

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenalis), (), The Satires

 

58 – 120AD

Tacitus (Publius Cornelius Tacitus), Agricola

 

310 – 395 AD

Ausonius (Decimius Magnus Ausonius), The Works of Ausonius

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