Salad Days 

Cleopatra contemplated and thus reflected,
“My salad days, When I was green in judgment, cold in blood”

According to Shakespeare, her dalliances with the emperor were viewed as the flighty romance of her dewy youth,

Would the mighty queen have bothered with something so mundane as a salad? A woman who chose 

Death by asp would not have bothered with a paltry bowl of greens. Pomegranates and honey, beer and bread, 

Figs and nuts aplenty, but salads most likely weren’t on her menu. Unless, of course, it was a Caesar salad. 

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

5 thoughts on “Salad Days ”

  1. Yes, cool and clever 🙂 Reminded me of a mesmerizing book by Stacey Schiff that showed what a fantastic cool woman Cleopatra was – and not the caricature that’s gone down in history.

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