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κλίνη - Reclining on the left or right side?

κλίνη - Reclining on the left or right side?

Postby ἑκηβόλος » Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:48 pm

There is some talk these days about the health benefits, (inc. to digestion) of sleeping on the left side rather than the right. Are there Ancient Greek or Roman sources or other evidence suggesting that people reclined on either side, when they reclined on a κλίνη to eat, etc.?
I sang of the dancing stars,
I sang of the daedal Earth,
And of Heaven -- and the giant wars,
And Love, and Death, and Birth, --
(Shelley, Hymn of Pan)
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