If you follow me on social media (@passtheflamingo), you might be aware that I’m still working on a series of food history videos (release date TBA). I’m excited to announce that each video will feature original music by Ismail Butera, based on the instrumentation of the five ancient civilizations featured in the series (Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the technically-not-ancient Aztecs).
In the meantime, I’ve decided to start using Medium as a….medium? for my short-form writing ideas that don’t quite belong on this blog. I just published an article about Archilochus, my favorite Ancient Greek poet, whose diss tracks were the stuff of legend (I’ve also referenced him on this blog in the past, when I quoted him in my article about maza, Ancient Greek roasted barley flour).
Check it out here, and stay tuned for further updates!