Thermopolia: The Take-out Restaurants of Ancient Rome | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Thermopolia: The Take-out Restaurants of Ancient Rome

The concept of take-out food can be traced back to Ancient Rome and Ancient Greece, it was common for people to buy prepared food from market and roadside stalls.
In the ancient Greco-Roman world, poor people could not afford a private kitchen in their house, so eating, or at least cooking, at home was highly uncommon. Poor people usually ate outside and would purchase their food from the local thermopolium.

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