Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Random quote and unrelated photo of the week, classical edition

The birds die of jealousy and the owl does not care.

Inscription above a scene tiled into the floor of a bath complex in Thysdrus, A.D. 300


  1. think maybe that quote is referring to the battle of the sexes?

  2. Funny, I hadn't thought of it that way. It was part of a tile mosaic that litterally did show an owl and a bunch of dead and dying songbirds.