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Culina Quarantina: A Series of Roman Recipes – Garum, Liquamen, Caroenum and Posca!
By Alicia Lopez Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and baking to help pass the time in quarantine, so I decided to look into what cooking would have been like in Ancient Rome. Here are some of my favorite ancient recipes to help get you th (More)
Culina Quarantina: A Series of Roman Recipes – Egyptian Sweetmeat and More
By Alicia Lopez Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and baking to help pass the time in quarantine, so I decided to look into what cooking would have been like in Ancient Rome. Here are some of my favorite ancient recipes to help get you th (More)
“A Widow in the Halls”
An Examination of the Lamentations of Hector in the Iliad by Abhinav Suri   Background   Classical epics share many characteristics, among which is an expression of loss: lamentation.  From a literal perspective, a lamentation is a (More)
Culina Quarantina: A Series of Roman Recipes – Sweet Cabbage and Cato's Roman Bread
By Alicia Lopez Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and baking to help pass the time in quarantine, so I decided to look into what cooking would have been like in Ancient Rome. Here are some of my favorite ancient recipes to help get you th (More)
The King, the Soldier, the Slain
By Sara Chopra   Iliad XXIV.477-512 τοὺς δ' ἔλαθ' εἰσελθὼν Πρίαμος μέγας, ἄγχι δ' ἄρα στὰς χερσὶν Ἀχιλλῆος λάβε γούνατα καὶ κύσε χεῖρας δεινὰς ἀνδροφόνους, αἵ οἱ πολέας κτάνον υἷας. ὡς δ' ὅτ' ἂν ἄνδρ' ἄτη πυκινὴ λάβῃ, ὅς τ' ἐνὶ πάτρ (More)
Culina Quarantina: A Series of Roman Recipes – Roman Toast and Laganum
By Alicia Lopez Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and baking to help pass the time in quarantine, so I decided to look into what cooking would have been like in Ancient Rome. Here are some of my favorite ancient recipes to help get you th (More)
Sappho’s Shadow Reading Ovid’s Heroides 15 as Reconstruction
Reading Ovid's Heroides 15 as Reconstruction By Clare Kearns     I. Introduction     Ovid’s Heroides are fundamentally paradoxical. As a collection of letters that take on the point of view of spurned mythological h (More)
Snow on the Battlefield
By Cate Simons   Iliad XII.278-289 τῶν δ', ὥς τε νιφάδες χιόνος πίπτωσι θαμειαὶ ἤματι χειμερίῳ, ὅτε τ' ὤρετο μητίετα Ζεὺς νιφέμεν ἀνθρώποισι πιφαυσκόμενος τὰ ἃ κῆλα: κοιμήσας δ' ἀνέμους χέει ἔμπεδον, ὄφρα καλύψῃ ὑψηλῶν ὀρέων κορυ (More)
A New Chapter of Discentes: A Letter from the Editorial Team
Reflecting upon the first half of 2020, it would be an understatement to say that the world around us has changed immensely. As individuals, as classicists, and as an editorial team, we have experienced a global pandemic, faced an abrupt ending to ou (More)
Culina Quarantina: A Series of Roman Recipes – Roman Porridge and More
By Alicia Lopez   Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of cooking and baking to help pass the time in quarantine, so I decided to look into what cooking would have been like in Ancient Rome. Here are some of my favorite ancient recipes to help (More)
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