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(without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.
1920 edition. Excerpt: ...the left arm, with the feet outward.
About the end of the republic, round tables came into use, with
semicircular couches. Some of these tables were quite valuable,
being made of rare imported woods. The guests used napkins, which
they might have brought themselves or were provided by the host. In
later times table-cloths came into use. The principal ornament on
the table was the salinuim, or saltcellar, as salt was used not
only for seasoning, but also for sacrifices, and the salinum also
held the sacrificial cakes. The chief implements for eating were
two kinds of spoons, the ligula, shaped very much like the table
spoon of the present, and the cochlear, which had a small circular
bowl, flat or slightly hollowed, with a pointed handle. Knives and
forks seem to have come into use during the later times of the
empire. The chief dish of the poorer classes was porridge, made of
a farinaceous substance and which served them as bread. They had
such vegetables as the cabbage, turnip, radish, leek, garlic,
onion, cucumber, and pumpkin. Meat was rarely eaten, perhaps only
on festival occasions. The market afforded all kinds of foods.
Among the animals were the rabbit, pheasant, guinea-fowl, common
poultry, peacock, kid, pig, and boar; there were various kinds of
fish and oysters and snails; beside the plants mentioned above were
rue, lettuce, cress, mallow, and sorrell. It would seem that they
had quite a number of different kinds of grain; among the fruits
were the apple, pear, plum, cherry, quince, peach, pomegranate,
fig, olive, and grape; there were lemons and oranges and nuts of
various kinds. Wine was the only drink of an intoxicating nature
that the Romans had. It was customary to mix the wine with water,
and to drink the wine without putting...
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