Friday, September 01, 2006

more from Andrew Dalby

from Part II, Food & Gastronomy of the Classical Aegean

"Sparta attracted all the worst anecdotes for bad food and uncomfortable hospitality. The 'black broth' was legendary. 'Naturally Spartans are the bravest men in the world. Anyone in his senses would rather die ten thousand times than take his share of such a sorry diet,' a Subarite was supposed to have said." p 126.



At 2:56 AM, Blogger Carol Peters said...

yummy -- how did you come across this gem of a book?

At 9:30 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

What is the black broth?

At 11:54 AM, Blogger Linera Lucas said...

I found this book when I googled Andrew Dalby, because I was interested in his new book on Homer, wherein he posits, based on linguistic analysis, that Homer was a woman/women.

I don't know what the black broth is!

At 4:04 PM, Blogger Stephanie said...

It really sounds potentially vile. :)


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