Roma İmparatorluğunda Fırın Organizasyonu ve Ekmek Üretimi: Pompei Ekmeği Örneği (Organization of Bakery in the Roman Empire and Bread Production: Example of Pompei Bread)





Roman Empire, Bread in ancient Rome, Bakery industry of ancient Rome


In ancient civilizations, bread and bakery products have always been an inseparable part of the food culture. Bread has been known as the main element in all of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Ancient Anatolia and Greek civilizations. The Roman Empire, as in almost all areas, established its own standards in food production too and used bread as a significant commodity as a means of production. In particular, the production of bread as a sector and therefore bakery has become a constant motif of the political authority and policy of the Roman Empire. This new production tool, which is not limited to the city of Rome, is a stable symbol of the new propaganda of Rome in all states. The fact that the bakers of Anatolia and Cappadocia origin are the most sought after in Rome is also very important in terms of influencing and reshaping the Roman Empire. In this study, the bakery and bread production in the Roman Empire were examined.


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How to Cite

ALBUSTANLIOĞLU, T. (2023). Roma İmparatorluğunda Fırın Organizasyonu ve Ekmek Üretimi: Pompei Ekmeği Örneği (Organization of Bakery in the Roman Empire and Bread Production: Example of Pompei Bread). Journal of Tourism & Gastronomy Studies, 7(2), 1344–1366.