Cheiromancer wrote:Did they have a saying contrasting positive and negative incentives?
Oxford Latin Dictionary wrote:"pastinaca.~ae...1. A carrot (app. applied also to the parsnip)...[Celsus, Pliny].
Caelius Apicius (3rd/4th C AD), De Re Coquinaria, http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/apicius/apicius3.shtml, wrote:XXI. Carotae et pastinacae.
1. Carotae frictae oenogaro inferuntar.
2. ALITER CAROTAS.
Sale, oleo puro et aceto.
Carotas elixatas concisas in cuminato oleo modico coques et inferes. Cuminatum conchilorum facies.
OLD wrote:"Ferula...2. A stick, rod a. (as an instrument of punishment, correction, etc.). b. (as a walking-stick). c (med., as a splint)
Baculum...1. A staff, walking stick...2. A lictor's rod...3. A sceptre
Σεβαστός wrote:quite what colour they would have been I do not know...!