Photo: Ancient Kissing Wasn't Just for Valentines, Expert Says



Australian politician Jefferson Bate kisses his bride, Dame Zara Holt, under an apple tree in Melbourne on February 20, 1969.

For the ancient Romans and Greeks, kissing was mostly an expression of deference and not romance, said a professor who presented his work on the history of kissing at a scientific conference in February 2009.

Photograph courtesy AP


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