… of snails and oysters

“Do you consider the eating of oysters to be moral and the eating of snails to be immoral?” Crassus asks. “… taste is not the same as appetite, and therefore not a question of morals.”

Antonius replies, “It could be argued so, master.”

Then, Crassus shares the worst-kept secret of the ancient world:  “My taste,” he breathes, “includes both snails… and oysters.”

One of the most memorable scenes in the movie Spartacus involves Crassus (Laurence Olivier) attempting to seduce his slave, Antonius (Tony Curtis). In an often-quoted exchange, Crassus quizzes Antonius on his taste in food — specifically, his taste for snails and oysters.

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My sense of humor can be keen, sarcastic, silly or corny -- sometimes all at once. I enjoy meeting new people with no preconceived ideas about what or what is not possible. You get much more out of life by being open minded and willing. I'm an easy going, good-natured person who loves life and loves people. I'm both optimistic and realistic and pretty objective when it comes to assessing situations, events, etc. In general I am a very positive person and you'll usually find we with a smile on my face.

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