Monday, November 3, 2008

Christian Vegetarianism of the Early Latinate Period

From the collection 'At the Lighting of the Lamps':

"...Such opulence, for Christians, is enough,
And satisfies all needs.
Far from us be that hungering lust
That craves a bloody feast
And tears apart the flesh of beasts.

"Such wild banquets made from slaughtering flocks,
Are fit for barbarians alone;
For us the olive, wheat, and ripening fruits,
And vegetables of every kind.
These make up our righteous feast."

5th century

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