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Among the Thesprotæ and Molotti old women are called ‘peliæ,’ and old men ‘pelii,’ as among the Macedonians. Persons at least who hold office are called ‘peligones,’ as among the Laconians and Massilienses they are called ‘ge- rontes.’ Hence it is asserted that the story of the doves in the oak at Dodona is a fable. E.

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