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The article discusses an enigmatic, anonymous painting deposited in the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest. On grounds of style and with regard to the figures' attire it can be dated to the first third of the 17th century. Its master is supposedly German, who was both inspired by Italian Renaissance portraiture and the art of his 16th century German predecessors, Hans Holbein the Younger and Hans von Aachen. The painting can be regarded a double portrait coupled with a still life. It depicts possibly the painter himself, who, assuming the century-old role of the fools, mocks a man for his obesity. Taking also in consideration the frugal meal before him and the inconsistency of his clothes, it expresses the dichotomy between temperance and intemperance, Christian moderation and earthly abundance, vitaactiva and vitacontemplativa.

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Porphyry's Cave of Nymphs is dedicated to deciphering the philosophical and theological significance of the cave described by Homer in the Thirteenth Canto of the Odyssey. However, within the exegesis of the Homeric cave awaits another exegesis concerning the cave in which Mithras sacrifices the bull and in which the initiation of the worshippers and the common meal take place.

According to Porphyry, the cave of the Nymphs is the place in which the worshippers were initiated into the platonic mystery of the descent and ascent of souls. Mithras, assimilated to the Demiurge of the Timaeus, generates souls by killing the bull he has caught, ridden and dragged into the cave which symbolises the cosmos. The souls, which are created by the bull/moon like bees in a sort of bougonia (cf. Virgil, Georgics IV), and which are animated by his blood, descend into the cycle of generation and incarnation and are dragged down by Boreas, the cold wind that keeps them cool in the place of earthly generation. After successive reincarnations the warm wind of Notus dissolves the carnal vestments that imprison them and returns them to the heat of the Sun.

Conclusion. After the comparison between the text of Porphyry and the CIMRM will show that the theme of the descent and ascent of souls is very weak in Mithraic finds, and the reading of tauroctony as bougonia remains deprived of iconographic evidence. To sum up, The Cave of the Nymphs is more relevant to the history of Platonism than to the history of Mithraicism.

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: Društvo za promocijo kakovostne hrane . Köstlin , Konrad 2010 A new Ascension of Regional Food . In Lysaght , Patricia (ed) Food and Meals at Cultural Crossroads , 36 – 46 . Oslo : Novus Press . Kozar , Marija 2000 Etnološki slovar

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wooden structure. THE DAYS OF THE RUGA In the days immediately preceding the ruga , the whole community is involved in the organisation of the event. In preparation for the visitors, houses are cleaned and food is cooked for the communal meal or

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“There are no recipes”

An anthropological assessment of nutrition in Hungarian ecovillages

Acta Ethnographica Hungarica
Author: Judit Farkas

Triangle . Partisan Review 33 : 586 ‒ 595 . Lysaght , Patricia (ed) 2012 Time for Food. Everyday Food and Changing Meal Habits in a Global Perspective . Åbo : Åbo Akademi University Press . Lupton , Deborah 1998 Food, the Body and the

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is related to the fact that she usually withholds the main meal of the family 21 and offers the guest some poor quality food, ranging from a humiliating meal (lentils soup, fava bean soup, three or five olives on the plate etc.) to even letting him

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Spanish expressions with Hungarian equivalents. One example is found in act 2, scene 7, when the King and his Minister of Defence, disguised as shepherds, sought out dinner in a tavern. The marinated tuna, a typical Spanish meal, was substituted with a

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Hévízszentandrás, with the organisation of the National Labour Centre 22 . The workers who went on holidays were accommodated in rooms with two or three beds and were provided three meals per day for a sum of 28 to 47.6 pengő, depending on the accommodation and the

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], stekker [electric socket]), the appropriation of characteristic meals and drinks of the region ( Kofola [a carbonated soft drink], treszka [a type of cod salad with mayonnaise]), and the names of products from Hungary that are alien to the language of

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], stekker [electric socket]), the appropriation of characteristic meals and drinks of the region ( Kofola [a carbonated soft drink], treszka [a type of cod salad with mayonnaise]), and the names of products from Hungary that are alien to the language of

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