Our next book chat on Wednesday, October 5, will be the entertaining
How to Mellify a Corpse by Vicki Léon.
The stories take you from Athens & Attica to Greece & the Greek Islands to Asia Minor & the Middle East to Rome & Environs, and thereafter to Italy & Sicily and Egypt, Carthage & North Africa – from about 700 BC to 300 AD. They cover the range of physical science, then considered a “philosophy,” medicine, architecture, time keeping, astronomy, astrology & superstition, divination, religion … you name it.
A random opening of a page gets you to the chapter “Philosophical Fava Phobia” and, surprisingly to the unaware reader, to Pythagoras. The accompanying drawing is titled Decoding the Great Bean Taboo (and much else) of Pythagoras.
Hopefully, the author will join us for the chat. Chat members will remember last year's chat about Working IX to V: Orgy Planners, Funeral Clowns and Other Prized Professions of the Ancient World, which is now also available as Nook Book.
Update: Vicki Léon will definitely join us!