21 May 2019

Dr Meredith Warren publishes "Food and Transformation in Ancient Mediterranean Literature"

Meredith Warren's latest book 'Food and Transformation in Ancient Mediterranean Literature' has been published.

Portrait photo/ head shot of Dr Meredith Warren

Meredith Warren's latest book 'Food and Transformation in Ancient Mediterranean Literature' has been published (Society of Biblical Literature Press, 2019).

In the book, Dr Warren identifies and defines a new genre in ancient texts that she terms hierophagy, a specific type of transformational eating where otherworldly things are consumed. Multiple ancient Mediterranean, Jewish, and Christian texts represent the ramifications of consuming otherworldly food, ramifications that were understood across religious boundaries. Reading ancient texts through the lens of hierophagy helps scholars and students interpret difficult passages in Joseph and Aseneth, 4 Ezra, Revelation 10, and the Persephone myths, among others.

Please join us in celebrating the launch of  Food and Transformation in Ancient Mediterranean Literature on Tuesday 28 May 2019. Raise a glass, hear more about the book, and maybe even pick up a copy for yourself. More details available via Eventbrite