Jake Morton • Classics

22 February 2022

Jake Morton, Assistant Professor of Classics

Jake Morton

In fall 2021, Jake Morton recreated an animal sacrifice to teach modern-day students about everyday life in ancient Greece.

“People now think sacrifice means to deprive yourself of something, but it’s not. It’s a party, man.”

For ancient people, who subsisted largely on porridge, a rich stew and a surfeit of wine was a big deal — a moment of deep bonding for the community. The experience also served as an unmediated interaction with the divine. “You’re actually sharing the meal with the gods.”

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