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How to Mellify a Corpse by Vicki León
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Mar 20, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: awesome-title, history-ancient


A quick, easy read on a wide range of topics and people of the ancient world. A light writing style that made the ancients very relateable and funny. Great for picking up and reading in bits whenever your fancy strikes you.


I have no idea what this is about, but I now want to know what the verb "to melilfy" means.

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Meaghan The root "mel" in Greek means "bee." Maybe something to do with preserving a corpse in honey?

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Yes--you've got it.

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