Miss Sunnington inquired, "What sort of parables do you mean, Edwin?"

"Take, for instance, the biblical story of Solomon's judgment (I Kings 16-28) - not Greek, I know, but it demonstrates my point about the ancient world nonetheless. Though the violence that the King proposes is admittedly only a ruse intended to reveal truth, the idea that a child might be, ah, divided physically between two women would not be permissible in any modern court. And the King would presumably have had to follow through with his threat if the true mother had not distinguished herself, lest he come to be known as all bluster, you see, and no action."


An Imposing Statue Of Zeus