by Erasmus

The happiness of bees in spite of their lack of any sexual instinct (Virgil, Georgics 4. 198-9), was something of a classical topos, and is to be found, for instance, in Virgil, Ovid and Pliny.

Note to My Achievements And Attributes which is Part 2 of Folly Speaks from "The Praise Of Folly"

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