Roman Food Poems (Paperback)

by Alistair Elliot, Alistair Elliot

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Roman sources are full of information on, references to, advice and comment on all aspects of food, from the raw foodstuffs to ingredients, food preparation, eating, etiquette, morality and so on. Here, Alistair Ellito has selected a whole host of Latin texts, from poetry to graffiti, from Ennius to Juvenal. Each page features the Latin text and facing page translation with short notes and commentary confined to the back pages. Selected extracts are taken from Ovid, Martial, Seneca, Catullus, Lucretius, Petronius, Virgil, Horace, Phaedrus, Ennius and anonymous works.

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