Stop And Smell The Roses — Flowers In Ancient Rome, Greece And Egypt

Flowers and floral arrangements have become an essential part of many social events and celebrations. How long exactly it has been so is very hard to tell. Women and men have adorned their bodies and living spaces with flowers, green foliage and evergreens for millennia. In his book The Natural History, even Pliny struggles to estimate when, how, and where this tradition started. According to him, the use of floral garlands in Rome and Greece was not so ancient and well established yet. However, it is very likely that, if not in garlands…