In Reply to: Graced with Attic salt posted by ESC on May 19, 2009 at 18:35:
: I've been doing some genealogy research. Looking through a hometown newspaper -- March 1970 -- I found this filler:
: His speech was graced with Attic salt is used to mean a certain wit or vigor of style in writing in reference to the superior quality attributed to Athenian works. The Roman style was heavier, less spirited.
: Anyone know what "Attic salt" means?
It is a subtle, refined wit supposedly characteristic of (ancient) Athenians.