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is documented a number of times and for prominent exponents in Graeco-Roman Antiquity, but cannot be understood in the modern sense of strictly defined veganism (rejection of all animal products, including milk, honey and wool), but rather is usually limited to abstaining from meat consumption; the term is a modern one. On the whole, vegetarianism will not have been an overly noticeable phenomenon in everyday Graeco-Roman life, since meat formed only a small proportion of food anyway.

Myth reveals features of a vegetarian (= veg.) way of life in even the e…

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Schulze, Christian (Bochum), “Vegetarianism”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 16 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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