The Stoic Obsession with Figs

How a Philosophy of Life Came From a Snack

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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…

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Donald J. Robertson

Donald J. Robertson

Cognitive psychotherapist, author of How to Think Like a Roman Emperor (2019), featured in Forge, The Guardian. https://read.macmillan.com/lp/verissimus/

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