A&S Class: The First Word….a brief history of Olive Oil

Instructor: THL Juliane Bechaumpe

Date: 2/1/2023

Time: 7:30 pm

Description: Odysseus used it to get girls. Ancient cities lived and died by it. Sometimes literally. Hildegarde Von Bingen hated it. This will be an exploration of the Olive and the reasons behind its profound impact on the empires of the Mediterranean and ultimately, the world. There will also be a brief discussion of reliable sources in the mundane world. And yes, there will be samples from Greece that survived the trek home in my luggage last Fall.  Handouts available.