Note 057
From Chapter 62 of the Decline & Fall

The ancients, or at least the Athenians, believed that all the bees in the world had been propagated from Mount Hymettus. They taught, that health might be preserved, and life prolonged, by the external use of oil, and the internal use of honey (Geoponica, l. xv. c 7, p. 1089 - 1094, edit. Niclas).

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