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Headword: Ὄστρεια
Adler number: omicron,720
Translated headword: oysters
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
When Trajan was among [the] Parthians, distant many days' journey from the sea, Apicius the gourmet sent him fresh oysters, preserved by skill.[1]
Greek Original:
Ὄστρεια. Τραιανῷ ἐν Πάρθοις ὄντι καὶ τῆς θαλάσσης ἀπέχοντι ἡμερῶν πολλῶν ὁδὸν Ἀπίκιος ὁ ὀψοφάγος ὄστρεα νεαρὰ διεπέμψατο, ὑπὸ σοφίας τεθησαυρισμένα.
Notes:
On Marcus Apicius, see alpha 3213, alpha 4660, mu 217, etc.
[1] Athenaeus, Deipnosophists 1.7D (1.13 Kaibel), which makes it clearer that the 'skill' was Apicius' own.
Keywords: biography; food; geography; history; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 28 December 2002@19:15:21.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (modified translation; expanded note; cosmetics) on 30 December 2002@04:56:41.
David Whitehead (another keyword; tweaking) on 30 July 2013@04:24:47.

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