In English English, as opposed to US English, corn still means grain and is
not necessarily at all 'high-sounding.' Maize is called sweet corn or
But if you want to be high-sounding, there is always Keats' 'Ode to a
... the sad heart of Ruth, when sick for home,
She stood in tears amid the alien corn.
At 21:28 06/02/01 -0500, you wrote:
>I'm a recent initiate so bear with me. I have been doing some research
>and I'm a bit confused about the existence of corn in ancient Rome.
>Most sources indicate that corn was brought to italy much later, from
>the Americas, but Caesar mentions using corn in Gaul to feed the
>troops. Did Caesar mean something else, or was it translated
>erroneously? Any thoughts would be welcome.
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