Supper in the Strophades
Excerpt from a CUISINE IN THE MEDITERRANEAN Project
|The images are screen shots from a sample Prezi presentation I created for this blog.|
- Trace the journey on provided maps or maps of their choosing and make a brochure or itinerary of Aeneas’s route
- Include images, screen shots, and annotations at each site, or provide their own to enrich and add color to the voyage
- Calculate distances between each site (perhaps in Roman units!
- Zoom in and add depth to each site, or step back and examine the whole picture
- Follow a theme throughout the journey and set up a point of comparison between Aeneas’s journey and one taken today
In this post, I will give an example of how a student could present cuisine and explore what meals Aeneas could have eaten, were he to take his trip today.
|With Prezi, students have the option of tracing |
their routes, inserting pictures and including their notes.
|This red-figure water jar, from the J Paul Getty Museum|
in Malibu, California, USA, and attributed to the
Kleophrades Painter, shows the Harpies snatching away
food from the blind king Phineus.
|“Swooping down . . . they seize our food” (Cobbold, 69)|
Perhaps Aeneas and his crew would start their meals with an appetizer of currants, or maybe melitzanes skordostoubi, a dish of fried eggplant with a tomato and garlic sauce.
|Prezi not only allows students to travel across maps |
with ease, but adds depth to the project by taking you deeper
into an image.
|Such depth takes away from clutter when all |
is said and you zoom out to view the big picture!
If the Harpies have not snatched away their plates and appetites by now, Aeneas and his men would move on to dessert, where frygania, fitoura, and mandolato would be served. The former two are sweet breads and the latter a nougat. Place your orders now, before dread hunger forces you to devour your tables!
Do you have experience with similar projects or have ideas you would like to share? Perhaps something went really well, or terribly wrong? Maybe you know of other programs not mentioned in the last two posts? Share your experience! Need more examples on how to make this an effective class project? Leave a reply below! I welcome your comments.
– Connor Hart