Although barbarian invasions, breakfast-lunch-and-dinner wine, and ripping out a gladiator’s throat for the Emperor is our view of Ancient Rome, there’s more to the blood and alcohol. The stomachs of the Ancients are little known, but it's clear there was a strong link between eating, class, and Roman politics.
The stereotypical view of Ancient Rome is Russell Crowe bellowing “Are you not entertained?” in Gladiator. Although the film is gripping (albeit historically inaccurate), the culinary habits of Ancient Romans was forgotten in lieu of fake blood and breasts. For such a pivotal society, the foodstuff of the Romans is understudied and overgeneralized (i.e. wealthy Romans ate fruit, seafood, and watered-down wine on triclinia).
July 27, 2017 – Dunwoody, GA. We are gathered in this kitchen today to remember and celebrate the creaminess of this Kroger-brand jar of peanut butter. She is survived by her husband, Concord Jelly, and her cousins, Jif, Skippy, and Smuckers. Although she was childless, she was the pantry mother and loved the canned beans and corn like they were her own offspring.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".