From discovery.com: Ancient Romans Preferred Fast Food.
…researchers think the formal, decadent image of wining and dining in ancient Rome mostly just applied to the elite.
According to archaeologist Penelope Allison of the University of Leicester, the majority of the population consumed food "on the run."
Allison excavated an entire neighborhood block in Pompeii, a city frozen in time after the eruption of volcano Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. (…)
Her claims are based both on what she did not find during the excavation, and what she did. [continue]