The King Drinks, by the 17th century artist Jacob Jordaens, illustrates a feasting scene from William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. The Shakespearean larder teems with intriguing-sounding food. Culture Club/Getty Images hide caption

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The libertine Falstaff sits with a woman on his lap and a tankard in his hand in an illustrated scene from one of William Shakespeare's Henry IV plays. Kean Collection/Getty Images hide caption

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Greek flags fly beside those of the European Union in Athens. Many people chalk the phrase up to Shakespeare, but its origins likely date back much earlier than that --€” to medieval monks eager for a cop-out. Matt Cardy/Getty Images hide caption

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Is It All Greek To You? Thank Medieval Monks, And The Bard, For The Phrase
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From Harpies To Heroines: How Shakespeare's Women Evolved
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White roses adorn the statue of Richard III outside Leicester Cathedral before the reinterment ceremony of King Richard III. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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At Last, A Fitting Farewell For Richard III
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Just give me* some time and I'll get you some copy! (*For the record, this is not actually a monkey; it's a chimpanzee. It's the best we could do, under the circumstances.) Lise Gagne/iStockphoto hide caption

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