With routines disrupted and families thrown into close quarters, coronavirus cabin fever is a real danger. Diener, a professional basketball player, lives in Cremona in the Covid red zone of Lombardy , Italy, with his wife and three young children. They are living in lockdown; the kids have been off school for two weeks, and the family is following government advice: staying in their home and only venturing outside when necessary. The days are long. These day isolation periods involve individuals or families staying within their homes, and not having physical contact with those outside.
GrecoGina L. Christine M. RoseChristine M. Its lively language, excellent introduction, and copious notes make this guide to good living in every sense from moral instruction to recipes for delicious meals useful to students, scholars, and anyone interested in medieval culture. No man before or since has known more about running an affluent household, from keeping vermin out of linen to shopping in the market to caring for hunting hawks. The work has a peculiar tone, bossy yet tender, even elegiac. In their introduction the translators emphasize the husband's firm desire to subordinate his wife, but acknowledge that they found the book more appealing than they had originally expected.
On the positive side, there is the wedding itself, in which the bride is the central attraction in a beautiful and inspiring ceremony, symbolizing her triumph in securing a male to provide for all her needs for the rest of her life. On the negative side, there is the wedding night, during which the bride must pay the piper, so to speak, by facing for the first time the terrible experience of sex. At this point, dear reader, let me concede one shocking truth.