what did they think

about sperms?

Archelaus the physician said that both men and beasts were made of lacteous slime, expressed by the heat of the earth

Pythagoras that our seed is the foam or cream of our better blood

Plato that it is the distillation of the marrow of the backbone

Alcmeon[?] that it is part of the substance of the brain

Democritus that it is a substance extracted from the whole mass of the body

Epicurus an extract from soul and body

Aristotle an excrement drawn from the aliment of the blood.

And our dear Montaigne that women go 11 months with child!

Have a spermy Sunday one and all. With love