This is wonderful.
I’ve written of garum in the past. It’s modern near equivalent is colatura.
Today’s #ClassicsCurio is a warning about where to source (or should that be sauce?) your mottoes, as that famous American motto ‘e pluribus unum’ – ‘Out of Many, One’ – does feature rather prominently in a Roman cheese and garlic paste recipe (Pseudo-Virgil, ‘Moretum’ 104). pic.twitter.com/naC7jfWXlz
— Dr Rob Cromarty (@DocCrom) May 20, 2020
I have also – is this a surprise? – written about moretum and the Virgilian poem!
Moretum is a spread made from cheese, herbs and garlic. The post was called, for those who get this, “Spem in allium“.
Meanwhile, the other Spem in alium, the 40 voice – yes 40 – is hard to perform, because, well… 40, right?
But today is Ascension THURSDAY, and we are 40 days from Easter, this seemed like a good thing to add to this post. Thomas Tallis.