si non vero, e ben trovato

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Jul 17 14:08:12 UTC 2008

At 7/16/2008 11:33 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>I know, I know, it's sophomoric, but anyway:
>Sir James G. Frazer, Pausanias's Description of Greece (London:
>Macmillan, 1895), V, p.53: "Athenaeus says ([Deipnosophists,] xiii.
>p. 561) that the Lacedaemonians sacrificed to Love before an
>engagement, and that in Crete also sacrifices were regularly offered
>before a battle to Love by the handsomest men in the army dressed in
>gay attire."
>(I shouldn't have watched _Meet the Spartans_ the other night. Apologies.)

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