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Ancient Winters

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Ancient Winters

Ancient Winters

Ancient Winters

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As the wind grows colder and the days shorter, we turn on the heat and switch on our lamps. The ancients? Not so much. Classics commentator Elaine Fantham tells NPR's Scott Simon what Fall's descent into Winter meant to our Greek and Roman friends.