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15) Carew tries to show that the masque of food contains and also surpasses the masque of drama, but unease cannot be entirely covered over: rumors about Elizabeth Grey's sexual excess, outrage about the human cost of the very sugar that apparently cured disease, and concern about the deception of sugar coating and what might lie beneath it, came together to mark even the most well-meant feasting as potentially a smile that hides a knife.
So, it would seem, what we all need for Christmas is a feasting gene.
Each of the two hollows was manufactured for the purpose of ritual human burial and related feasting activities.
She said that although many researchers believe feasting likely began with the emergence of modern humans, compelling supporting proofs have not been found.
In Chinese tradition, on the first day of the seventh lunar month, or Ghost Month, the gates of hell open wide and the spirits are allowed a month of feasting and revelry in the world of the living.
The papers presented in Philadelphia included one by Jack Davis and Stocker on the evidence from the Palace of Nestor at Pylos; another on a deposit from Tsoungiza by Mary Dabney, Paul Halstead, and Patrick Thomas; one by Lisa Bendall on the textual and archaeological evidence from Pylos; and my own investigation of the problem of identifying feasting from tomb assemblages, as depicted on frescoes, and from other sources.
The women went in procession to the temple of Demeter to begin three days of feasting.
This crowd, however, is abruptly dismissed, and for the roaming of apprentice mobs and feasting shoemakers, the play substitutes elite Lupercal celebrants like Anthony who run through the streets.
Bucchieri, Feasting with Nonna Serafina (New York, 1966), 125.
Evidence has been found for twenty-five counties, five provincial cities, and six London parishes; feasting by groups with similar interests became increasingly common during the later seventeenth-century, such as musicians on St Cecilia's Day, or by former pupils such as St Paul's (from 1674) or Eton (from 1679).
In the process of making some memories stand out against the background of other memories, memory becomes the site of the contestatory politics that lie at the heart of feasting.
4) I would like to point to a completely different aspect of the episode and to suggest that although some of these studies may be true pointers to its origin, its function within the narrative is straightforward and does not in itself demand such elaborate interpretation: the incident with the stag belongs to a series of incidents that test the ability of Odysseus and his crew to obtain meat, and so develop central themes of feasting, social order, and leadership.