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Why “Figs in Winter”?

“So if you long for your son or your friend at a time when they aren’t given to you, you’re longing for a fig in winter, believe me.” (Epictetus, Discourses, III.24.87) For more, see here.

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Massimo Pigliucci 
Prof. of Philosophy at City College, evolutionary biologist, student of Greco-Roman practical philosophy. Author of How to Be a Stoic and The Quest for Character.