L’olio in un aneddoto dalle biografie di Cesare (Plut. Caes. 17, 9–10 e Suet. Iul. 53)

In: AION (filol.) Annali dell'Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale"
Tommaso Raiola Dipartimento di Asia, Africa e Mediterraneo Università di Napoli ‘L’Orientale’ Naples Italy

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The paper discusses a debated anecdote on Julius Caesar that Plutarch and Suetonius probably derived from the writer and politician Gaius Oppius. By examining some hitherto neglected Latin agronomic and gastronomic sources, the author provides some examples of olea condita used for culinary purposes and reassesses the interpretation of the anecdote.

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