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Book Meme:

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next three sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.




Xenophon, for instance, describes how Cyrus' tent was organized, with the opson-chefs on the right and the bakers on the left and a satirical attack on the gourmand Callimedon suggests erecting a statue of him in the agora with a roasted crayfish in his right hand as if to eat it. Perhaps there were, as in many modern societies, toilet habits which compliment these eating habits, helping to complete a system based on the idea of a clean hand, which can be used to dip into communal dishes and a dirty hand which one keeps to oneself. The opson/sitos separation depends perhaps on an even more important differentiation between food and excrement.



honest to god, that was the closest book! It's about sex and food in classical Athens. Cool book actually!

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