It was all part of the myth of empire, that foreigners had to eat the unmentionable parts of fish, flesh and fowl because they couldn't get - or afford - the good stuff.
The second Kingdom of Kush conquered most of Egypt, and eventually ruled an empire stretching from the borders of Palestine to the Blue and White Niles.
The Inca empire which existed in 1532, before the Spanish conquest, was vast.
The republic has been defined by its hypocrisy as much as by its virtue - just another great power justifying empire in the name of the greater improvement of all mankind.
I began building my vast media empire by starting a small regional newspaper in East Texas.
The engineers, inventors and seafarers who built the British empire are put centre stage in this confident history.
The Romans established their empire at the height of Roman power.
The Mughal empire had disintegrated and was being replaced by a variety of regional states.
The Ottoman empire was collapsing, and lands taken from them would be divided up among the victorious powers.
The Ottoman empire lasted far longer than we have so far because it was based on power.
It is a history of dreams of empire, and of lessons unlearned.
Muthu is among the presenters; as are most of the other leading historians of political thought about empire and colonialism.
There is no doubt, however, that his media empire reinforces his political power.
In 1900, with the Ottoman empire crumbling, the villagers added a four-storey bell tower.
As the Roman empire disintegrated, Gaul ceased to be a Roman province and was overrun by Germanic invaders.
Of course, empire builders cannot tolerate competition, and he must be eliminated.
One area that does merit more attention than we can give it here is the role played by the legitimacy of empire as a political form.
He is on a European tour and is looking to expand his business empire, perhaps to Ireland.
He controlled a cattle empire in the heart of Texas.
However, it may take several years to see if one or more group of third, fourth and fifth-generation Smorgons will build an empire to match the original.