Proceedings of the 45th International Philological Conference (IPC 2016)

Chicken à la Fronto

Authors
Olga Budaragina
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Olga Budaragina
Available Online June 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/ipc-16.2017.50How to use a DOI?
Keywords
M. Cornelius Fronto, pullus Frontonianus, Apicius, food in antiquity, Seneca the Younger
Abstract
The article discusses possible eponyms of the dish pullus Frontonianus in the cookbook "De re coquinaria" (Apic. 6, 8, 12). The attribution faces a number of difficulties, such as the authorship and dating of the corpus ascribed to Apicius and the fact that cognomen Fronto did not belong to one particular nomenÿgentilicium. The author considers several Frontones: the addressee of Martial's epigram (I, 55, 2), a rich patron mentioned in Juvenal's satire (1, 12), and a person who wrote on agriculture and was a contemporary of the emperor Septimius Severus. A special section is dedicated to M. Cornelius, the teacher of Marcus Aurelius and the most famous among Frontones. The article studies external evidence and internal logic of Fronto's correspondence in order to find out his food habits and to consider a possibility that the dish was named after him. The author concludes that there are no compelling arguments to attribute pullus Frontonianus with certainty to any of Frontones discussed.
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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 45th International Philological Conference (IPC 2016)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
June 2017
ISBN
978-94-6252-354-8
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ipc-16.2017.50How to use a DOI?
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