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ERIC Number: ED132871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
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De Gustibus Non Disputandum (One does not Argue about Tastes).
Strasheim, Lorraine A.
Taking the epigrams of Martial and some of the reading notes from the Loeb Classical Library, this document presents classroom-ready readings on foods, including a menu excerpted from Martial and a series of two- to four-line epigrams on a variety of foods:peppers, beans, flour, beets, lettuce, turnips, leeks, cheese, sausage, eggs, bread, mushrooms, turtledoves, fish sauce, and wine. The last two concern a "gift from Martial" and the sadness of dining alone. Each page has an epigram on the left and a Latin-English vocabulary list on the right. The material was prepared for a mini-course at Indiana University on the poet Martial and Roman daily life. (Author/CFM)
Descriptors: Classical Languages, Classical Literature, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Food, Higher Education, Humor, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Latin, Latin Literature, Nutrition, Poetry, Poets, Reading Materials, Second Language Learning, Units of Study, Vocabulary
Coordinator for School Foreign Languages, M21 Memorial East, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana 47401 ($0.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
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