Food and drink | Part 3: Disastrous dining

Last time we looked at food and drink for health and well-being. This time we look at less salubrious examples of eating and drinking, many of which have disastrous consequences. We invite you to share in the Forum any other examples you come across, mythological and otherwise, accidental and deliberate, in which people suffer as a result of inappropriate eating and drinking. Read more

Homeric Greek | Odyssey 1.136–143: Dining, and serving food

We are pleased to share this segment in the Center for Hellenic Studies series on reading Homeric epic in ancient Greek. In each installment we read, translate, and discuss a small passage in the original Greek in the most accessible way. In this segment, Gregory Nagy, Leonard Muellner, and Douglas Frame read Odyssey 1.136–143. Topics include: hand-washing before a meal, types of food, how the food was served, and more! Read more