Over on my Forbes blog, I discuss how leaders use food as a political message, from Hannibal all the way to Donald Trump. Ever since I began doing a lot of writing and teaching about the ties between food and identity, I have gotten a little obsessed with what the candidates choose to eat on the campaign trail and the similarities to the dietary choices of Roman statesmen and emperors. Enjoy!
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I am an Associate Professor in the History Department at the University of Iowa. I am interested in Roman, late antique, and early medieval history, archaeology, topography and GIS, Digital Humanities, and the role of Classics in pop culture. I obtained a BA in Classics and History with a minor in Classical Archaeology from the University of Virginia (2005). My PhD is in Ancient History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2011). My book, Trade and Taboo: Disreputable Professionals in the Roman Mediterranean, is out now from University of Michigan Press (Fall, 2016) and looks at the lives of marginalized tradesmen like gravediggers and tanners. Follow me on Twitter @SarahEBond, read my Blog, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. View all posts by sarahemilybond