Chicken à la Fronto
Available Online June 2017.
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- M. Cornelius Fronto, pullus Frontonianus, Apicius, food in antiquity, Seneca the Younger
- 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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TY - CONF AU - Olga Budaragina PY - 2017/06 DA - 2017/06 TI - Chicken à la Fronto BT - Proceedings of the 45th International Philological Conference (IPC 2016) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 195 EP - 198 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ipc-16.2017.50 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ipc-16.2017.50 ID - Budaragina2017/06 ER -