According to the wisdom of the time, cultures that couldnít bake bread were barbaric and not to be trusted.
The ancient Greeks were literate and proud of it. The ability to pass information from generation to generation gave them an evolutionary advantage that their illiterate competitors did not enjoy. It also gave the Greeks a better diet than most. Baked bread was one of the tests the ancient Greeks used to measure the civility of an unknown culture.
If your tribe hadnít mastered the oven, then the ancient Greeks didnít want to hear your half baked ideas.
This Fun Fact was taken from The Iliad.
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