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Friday: June 11, 2010

“. . . is often noted”?

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“When people unwittingly eat human flesh, served by unscrupulous restaurant owners and other such people, the similarity to pork is often noted.”

(Galen, On the Power of Foods 3, quoted in J. C. McKeown, A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities, p. 161)

4 Comments »

  1. I love it!

    Comment by Mark Vice — Saturday: June 12, 2010 @ 2:41 PM UTC

  2. Remember, “long pig,” like Soylent Green, is people.

    Comment by steevil (Dr Weevil's bro Steve) — Monday: June 14, 2010 @ 8:46 AM UTC

  3. [...] Dr. Weevil happens upon an observation by Galen: “When people unwittingly eat human flesh, served by unscrupulous restaurant owners and other such people, the similarity to pork is often noted.” [...]

    Pingback by dustbury.com » The other other white meat — Tuesday: June 15, 2010 @ 7:40 PM UTC

  4. Yes, “often” within the set of reports of observations from people who unwittingly ate human flesh (such as being interviewed later after the culprit was found out).

    I imagine “What’d it taste like?” is the most common question people in such circumstances got asked, after all. (Or the related “Couldn’t you tell it wasn’t normal meat?”, answered by “It tasted just like pork!”)

    Comment by Sigivald — Friday: June 25, 2010 @ 12:15 PM UTC

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