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Nero Gives Birth to a Frog

The association of the emperor Nero with frogs is not unique to Plutarch (see my earlier post The Emperor Nero: Viper or Frog?). A thousand years later, the Golden Legend recorded a medieval folktale in which the emperor gave birth to a frog: Nero was not unpunished for their [St. Peter's and St. Paul's] death and other great sins and tyrannies that he committed, for he slew himself with his own hand, which tyrannies were overlong to tell, but shortly I shall rehearse here some.
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Alaska frogs reach record lows in extreme temperature survival

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 days ago)

Freezing and thawing might not be good for the average steak, but it seems to help wood frogs each fall as they prepare to survive Alaska's winter cold. "Alaska wood frogs spend more time freezing and thawing outside than a steak do... Read Post

Alaska frogs reach record lows in extreme temperature survival

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 days ago)

"Alaska wood frogs spend more time freezing and thawing outside than a steak does in your freezer, and the frog comes back to life in the spring in better shape than the steak," said the lead author on a recent paper demonstrating t... Read Post

The Emperor Nero: Viper or Frog?

History / US History : Electratig (2 years ago)

Toward the beginning of his biography of the emperor Nero, Edward Champlin quotes from an extremely odd reference to the emperor by the Greek biographer Plutarch. In an essay entitled On the Delays of Divine Vengeance (De sera numin... Read Post


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