September 21st, 2011 → 6:37 am @ // No Comments

“I love long life better than figs.” – Antony and Cleopatra

This quote seems a little odd, until you realize that in ancient times “fig” had a sexual connotation.  Aristophanes, for example, in Peace wrote: “Pick your figs. May his be large and hard. May hers be sweet.”  On that note, the choice between a long life and figs can indeed seem like something of a toss-up.

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