The Stoic Obsession with Figs

How a Philosophy of Life Came From a Snack

Donald J. Robertson
Aug 3 · 9 min read
Photo by Deon Black on Unsplash

To look for the fig in winter is the act of a madman… — Marcus Aurelius

Figs are in season again here in Athens. When they’re spotted in the local groceries it’s a cause for excitement. Who would have thought we’d miss them so much when they weren’t available? Of course dried figs are available year round but, trust…