Sunday, July 23, 2017

Ancient lemons and citrons

CITRUS: Sour Note: In Ancient Rome, Lemons Were Only for the Rich (Laura Geggel, Live Science). The title may seem unpromising, but this article does have an angle of interest for ancient Judaism. The citron has been important as part of the celebration of the festival of Sukkoth since antiquity. The article has images of a late-antique synagogue mosaic and some ancient Jewish coins which feature citrons.

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