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Don’t Get Me Started About the Water analyzes the food in the dinner of Juvenal’s fifth satire from the perspective of Roman foodways in the first and second centuries. This analysis provides a surprising conclusion: although the guest and host are served dishes differing vastly in quality, neither man gets a nutritious meal. This follows with arguments elsewhere in the Satires, namely that Rome itself kills its occupants and the best course of action is to abandon the city for the countryside.
Reese, Alex, "Don't Get Me Started About the Water: Foodways and Power in Juvenal's Satire V" (2021). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 8199.
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