Saturday, June 29, 2013

How to Cure a Hangover, c. 78

"Wild and cultivated violets... when made into garlands and placed on the head, relieve hangover and head colds with their scent." 
Pliny the Elder, Natural History (c. 78 AD)
Searching the meadows for wild violets is a drag the morning after a Dionysian toga party. But you will have the prettiest hangover since Roman antiquity.

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