Maureen B. Fant

discovering Italy through its food

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Women's Life in Greece and Rome

A compendium of writings by and/​or about women in the Greek and Roman world from the dawn of history to the advent of Christianity. The aim is to make the sources available to readers who do not know the ancient languages, or who are not inclined to go digging around in collections of inscriptions and papyri. We've included (among much else) women's poetry, men's satire, contracts, epitaphs, laws, letters, medical treatises, philosophers, historians, and saints.

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The fourth revised edition was published in 2016.

WLGR3 addenda and corrigenda, as of 26 October 2006

Page 3, no. 3
Remove reference to note 5.
Page 3, no. 4
Reference to note 6 becomes note 5.
Page 4, no. 5
Insert reference to note 6 on line 2, after the word “moon”.
Page 14, no. 35
In heading, after “GLP 185-7” insert “= Fr. 1000 PCG VIII (Fr. Com. Adesp.)
Page 180, no. 238
In heading, after “papyrus” insert “= Fr. 1084 PCG VIII (Fr. Com. Adesp.)
Page 335
Invert notes 5 and 6.
Page 406
“Documentary papyri” should read “Papyri”
After P. Tebt. …, insert “Fr. 1000 PCG VIII (Fr. Com. Adesp.), 35; Fr. 1984, 238

Selected Works

Pasta is so universally popular in the United States that it can justifiably be called an American food. This book makes the case for keeping it Italian with recipes for sauces and soups as cooked in Italian homes today. There are authentic versions of such favorites as carbonara, bolognese, marinara, and Alfredo, as well as plenty of unusual but no less traditional sauces, based on roasts, ribs, rabbit, clams, eggplant, arugula, and mushrooms, to name but a few.
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A personal guide to traditional eating and drinking in three cities
A to Z Italian-English lexicon of food terminology
The Classical World
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