„In Spring all trees become pregnant“

—  Vitrúvio, livro De architectura

Chapter IX "Timber" Sec. 1
De architectura (The Ten Books On Architecture) (~ 15BC), Book II
Contexto: In Spring all trees become pregnant, and they are all employing their natural vigor in the production of leaves and of the fruits that return every year. The requirements of that season render them empty and swollen, and so they are weak and feeble because of their looseness of texture. This is also the case with women who have conceived. Their bodies are not considered perfectly healthy until the child is born.

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